One more detained for July 5 violence, MIA says
One more detained for July 5 violence, MIA says

Police have arrested one more person for physically and verbally abusing Rustavi-2 cameraman during the anti-Tbilisi Pride rally on July 5 in downtown Tbilisi, increasing the total number of detainees to twenty-seven, the Georgian Interior Ministry reported on Wednesday.

U.D (DoB 1955) was apprehended for unlawfully thwarting journalist’s professional activities under the threats of violence, persecution under violence, or threat of violence and group violence, MIA noted.

Fifty-three journalists were injured during July 5-6 violence, one of whom passed away on July 11. TV Pirveli cameraman Lekso Lashkarava, 36, died six days later after being severely beaten by a far-right mob during the anti-Tbilisi Pride rally on July 5.

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