PM extends condolences over death of TV Pirveli cameraman, promises prompt investigation 
PM extends condolences over death of TV Pirveli cameraman, promises prompt investigation 

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili extends his condolences to the family and relatives of late TV Pirveli cameraman Lekso Lashkarava.

“This is an unimaginable tragedy. I express my support to the family and relatives as well as TV Pirveli staff and the whole media community.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has already launched an investigation and the public will be fully informed shortly,” PM posted on his Facebook page.

TV Pirveli cameraman Lekso Lashkarava died earlier today after being assaulted by far-right activists on July 5. He was beaten in the Shame Movement office, stormed by anti-Tbilisi Pride members.

Interior Ministry launched a probe into the case under Article 115 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, involving incitement to suicide.

The opposition Lelo and Free Democrats parties demand the resignation of the Georgian Prime Minister and Interior Minister as “the government failed to prevent violence.”

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