Georgian Police Arrest Gay-Rights Activists After Attack


At Radio Free Europe:

Georgian police have arrested and charged two gay-rights activists with hooliganism and civil disobedience.

Levan Berianidze and Tornike Kusiani, members of the Movement for Equality, were arrested in the resort city of Batumi on August 25.

A court later released the two activists from detention.

Ana Mdinaradze, a lawyer for the two men, said her clients were confronted and then physically assaulted by several unidentified men.

She said police officers at the scene held her clients as they were beaten by the unknown men.

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