NGO GYLA counts 11 cases of threats, violent actions in 2nd interim report in run up to October 31 elections

  • The Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association has presented its second interim report of October 31 parliamentary elections. Photo: GYLA.

Agenda.ge, 12 Oct 2020 - 14:24, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) has presented its second interim report of October 31 parliamentary elections, counting 11 cases of threats and violent actions in September. 

The GYLA recorded cases of threats and attacks on opposition party activists from the United National Movement, Lelo, Strategy Aghmashenebeli and the Labour Party. 

All cases had elements of criminal offences,” said GYLA. 

Overall, GYLA observers identified the following cases:

  • Ignoring the requirement to separate the state and political parties - one case
  • Vote-buying - one case 
  • Threats and violent actions - 11 cases 
  • Hampering pre-election campaigning - 3 cases 

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GYLA said that the use of state projects for the interest of the ruling party remains challenging. 

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