Protesters held a demonstration today in front of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia building in Tbilisi. The protesters demanded a meeting with the Head of State Security Service, Vakhtang Gomelauri, for him to answer their questions regarding Georgian security services’ involvement in the kidnapping of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli to Baku.
Civil society groups are loudly criticizing the Georgian government, saying it is complicit in Mukhtarli’s kidnapping, as he was forcefully taken across the border without a passport. On May 31st, an Azerbaijani court gave Mukhtarli three months pre-trial detention. He was taken to an isolation cell directly from the courtroom.