Ombudswoman: 62 employees subjected to various forms of pressure ahead of elections

The pre-election campaign in Georgia started on August 3. Photo: Public Defender's press office., 01 Sep 2021 - 16:59, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Public Defender’s Office says that ‘62 employees were subjected to various forms of pressure’ and dozens were dismissed on political grounds ahead of the October 2 municipal elections.

Ombudswoman Nino Lomjaria has called on the Georgian government ‘not to dismiss or instruct the dismissal of employees due to their political views’ and to investigate the alleged cases of such actions.