Published: 1 Jun 2010 | By Kirill Koroteev

Political prisoners in contemporary Georgia


Following the 2003 Rose Revolution, the existence of political prisoners continues to blight Georgia’s human rights record. According to the International Federation for Human Rights’ recent report on the subject, not only does political persecution still exist, but criminal proceedings are also characterised by an exceptionally low proportion of acquittals and large discretion of judges on sentencing matters.

In this article, Kirill Koroteev outlines the findings of the report, including some of the high profile cases of political prisoners. To read the full article, please click on the link below.