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Public Defender reports the targeted attack against Zviad Achishvili and Anzor Gunashashvili Public Defender of Georgia Ucha Nanuashvili reports:

For the last several years the police has been conducting unreasonable surveillance and inspection of the houses of Anzor Gunashashvili  and his relatives.  They are arresting people without any preliminary operative information and just accusing them in working with terrorist organizations, they take their private property, definitely they do not have any evidence of the accusations and finally let the incidents go without punishing any of the police, claiming that it was just a mistake 

As we read in the  letter addressed to the Public Defender of Georgia, on May 9, 2017  Anzor Gunashvili was arrested, has undergone through physical violence and  was threatened to death. On May 16th of the same year the Special Operative Forces conducted inspection in his house and used an exceeding forces against his family members, Anzor was not at home in that moment, but his minor kids received a serious psychological trauma.

Therefore, public Defender of Georgia strongly believes that all these facts require serious investigation and all sides: police or a citizen, involved in the illegal activities must be punished in all severeness of the law.  Ministry of Internal Affairs must be a politically neutral body and is responsible  to use objective methods of investigation. We are waiting for the results of such investigation and the conclusion from the police whether it was the excessive usage of power or not – mentioned Nanuashvili

Zviad Achishvili’s Relatives were bitten up by the police on the territory of the hospital

According to the public defender’s report, the illegal actions were taken against the reatives of Achishvili by the police. Namely, Anzor Gunashashvili has suffered a serious physical trauma, his left hand is broken near the palm, and his head is injured due to biting up with a heavy material. Presently he is in the hospital is undergoing the medical expertise.

Public Defender is demanding the dismissal of the representatives of police forces from the occupied posts and to be immediately sewed for the illegal activities and violence against Anzor Gunashashvili


Human Rigts defender Achishvili is giving an interview from the hospital:

I was meeting with people, as usually, and was sharing their concerns about the maltreatment from the Akhmeta Police forces, how they were illegally stopped, given tickets without any reason, were threatening them that they would “put in” the drugs in their pocket and would arrest them “red-handed” and all of these is only happening because they are ethnic Kists, and they are not Christians. This type of complaints from the population was not the for first time, need to tell you that only in 2014 this is the 7th meeting and local population has always expressed their protest against such attitude, but the government does not listen to its own citizens. Therefore if there is anyone  interested in stopping my human rights defence activities, and my visits to the meetings organized by the people,  is the government. Therefore I have realistic doubts that the attack was organized by the Georgian Dream Government representatives and was ordered by them.

We would like to remind you that Zviad Achishvili was bitten by unudentified individuals and was severely hurt.

The human rights defender Zviad Achishvili, was bitten up and physically offended on the bases of Xenophobia. It is known that Achishvili was conducting a meeting with the population of the Pankisi Gorgeat Akhmeta Municipality. As per local community, their rights are not respected and they suffer comparative injustice with the rest of population of Georgian ethnicity. After the meeting Achishvili was driving back to Tbilisi, he was stopped by the strangers, and started biting him without even saying the reason. There is one more member of Equality Movement, who was arrested. 

BY this moment the lawyer of Yong Lawyer’s Association is trying to obtain the right of visiting Achishvili and his companion. Achishvili was transferred to the resuscitation unit of the Akhmeta hospital. is trying to contact ministry of internal affairs of Georgia and we will provide any updates that will be obtained. 

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