A Georgian journalist and his family are seeking asylum in South Ossetia

Mon, 07/09/2009 - 10:04

Georgian journalist Levan Gudadze with his family is seeking asylum in South Ossetia. As reported by the mother of the journalist Roza Bichikashvili, they decided to leave Georgia because of threats against her son for his journalist work. “Levan had led three informational web-pages in Tbilisi, which were one by one closed by the authorities. He received phone calls and letters with threats and therefore, we decided to leave the country”, said Bichikashvili.

On 3 September, Levan Gudadze with his mother, a two-year old daughter and his wife crossed the Georgian-Ossetian Border and addressed to the border-guards at the checkpoint in Artsev with a request to provide them with political asylum. Currently, Levan Gudadze and his family are in Tskhinval.

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