Following the Georgian parliament’s passage [of the “foreign agents” law], I was once again inspired by the Georgian people who took to the street to peacefully protest. As you know well, security agents have violently attacked them. This is sadly not surprising. It is the “order” side of the “law and order.” Another chapter right out of the autocrat’s playbook.

It appears that with the recent announcement to cancel the law that this public mobilization worked, at least for now. But I would not hold my breath. It will be important for Georgians to keep the pressure on. It is clear that GD cares little about the international community any more, given the insults GD leaders hurl at EU MPs, American diplomats, NATO, so the pressure will need to come from within.

Caucasian Journal

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