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Georgia: The next domino to fall in the Kremlin’s undemocratic direction

Posted on AllSides May 7th, 2024
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Last week, my husband and I awoke to messages from my stepson about how he was tear-gassed by riot police during protests in Tbilisi, Georgia.

He, and many others, have been in the streets every night for two weeks, peacefully expressing their opposition to a new foreign agents law being crammed through parliament by the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party, as opposition MPs have been forced out of the committee considering the draft.

This law closely mirrors Russia’s foreign agents law, which significantly curtailed civil society organizations receiving money from the U.S. and Europe, labeling them as...

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