Far-right pro-Russian party disrupts lecture of popular Georgian liberal literary critic

Alt-Info activists gathered in Kvareli in front of car with Levan Berdzenishvili in the front seat. (Nika Gurini/Facebook.) Georgian far-right pro-Russian political party Alt-Info, which is the organizer of July 5 pogroms in 2021, against LGBTQI activists and journalists assumes responsibility for disrupting public lecture of the liberal politician and popular literary critic. The incident took place in Kvareli town, Kakheti on Sunday, where former [...]

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Father of Jambulat Khoperia, Georgian volunteer killed in #Bakhmut on Dec. 1, has reportedly left for Ukraine to fight against Russians. Archil Khoperia, the father, is a veteran of the War in Abkhazia. #StopRussia #WeStandwithUkraine

Far-right pro-Russian political party #AltInfo, which organized July 5 pogroms against LGBTQI and journalists assumes responsibility for disrupting public lecture of former Soviet dissident and popular literary critic. #Tbilisi #Georgia https://dfwatch.net/far-right-pro-russian-party-disrupts-lecture-of-popular-georgian-liberal-literary-critic-55144

4 were found guilty, sentenced to 5.5 years in prison each for severely beating, humiliating 30 y/o woman who then committed suicide. #Tbilisi #Georgia https://dfwatch.net/perpetrators-of-appalling-violence-against-30-y-o-woman-convicted-after-8-years-55141

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