Court rules imprisonment to three detainees for violence against media
Court rules imprisonment to three detainees for violence against media

The Tbilisi City Court ruled imprisonment to three individuals detained for violence against media during the July 5-6 anti-Tbilisi Pride protests in the Georgian capital.

A driver of a scooter, who sped into journalists reporting from the scene, targeting the Georgian Public Broadcaster’s TV crew, is among the charged.

The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) detained at least fifteen people for the assault of journalists and group violence so far. Twenty-five people, among them nineteen journalists, are acknowledged as the victims of violence.

Fifty-five persons, among them fifty-three media representatives, were assaulted during the anti-Tbilisi Pride rally on July 5, according to the Interior Ministry. Tbilisi Pride cancelled the scheduled march amid violent protests.

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