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Imedi has filed a lawsuit with Strasbourg Court against Georgian government

2010-04-19 17:25

A lawsuit against the Georgian government has been filed with the European Human Rights Court by the former journalists of the Imedi TV company. As was reported by the court office today, "in the opinion of the claimants, the Georgian authorities have roughly violated the Human Rights Convention that guarantees the right of freedom and personal security and the right for fair legal proceedings".

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"We received the necessary documents by registered mail, - he is cited by ITAR-TASS. - At present, we are considering the issue of the lawsuit acceptability".

The journalists' complaint is connected with the events of 7 November 2007 when the special forces of the Georgian MIA entered the territory of the TV company.

According to the company officers, the building was smashed, while the journalists had to lie on the floor for several minutes with the guns pointed at them.

"The TV company equipment was almost fully disabled and mobile phones were taken away from the journalists so that we could not phone anyone", - one of the Imedi correspondents told then.

The TV company former officers are dissatisfied with the results of the incident investigation by the prosecutor's office of the country.

 

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