Georgia: Still Waiting for Results from Azerbaijani Journalist Kidnapping Investigation
Just over a month since the kidnapping of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli from Tbilisi, the Georgian government still has no official explanation for his disappearance from the Georgian capital and incarceration in an Azerbaijani jail.
As yet, there has been no detailed public briefing about police investigators’ findings concerning the May 29 abduction of the investigative journalist, a self-exiled critic of the Azerbaijani government.
That does not mean they do not exist. But amidst ongoing domestic and international concerns about what the case could mean for Georgia’s reputation as a developing democracy, the government appears resolutely tight-lipped.
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