28 November 2023,   13:11
Once again, we express our concern about deprivation of life of Archil Tatunashvili- the EU representation

Archil Tatunashvili, who was killed in Tskhinvali prison, and the situation in the occupied territories of Georgia are mentioned in the official statement of the EU.

In addition, the statement also speaks of high-profile cases and calls on the authorities to continue to implementation of anti-discrimination law effectively.
"The EU reaffirmed its support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders. It reiterated its concerns about the deprivation of life in custody of Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili in Tskhinvali in February and about the overall deterioration of the human rights situation in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia in particular with regard to ethnic discrimination, freedom of movement, property rights, and education in mother tongue, as well as about continued obstacles to the rights of internally displaced persons and refugees to a safe and dignified return to their homes,” reads the official statement.

In the statement, the case of Afgan Mukhtar is mentioned.

The EU is interested in investigating the case of the Azerbaijani journalist and urges the authorities to continue to provide safe environment for human rights defenders living in Georgia.