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Georgian Convict Chakhalyan Not Subject to Amnesty: Expert says Ivanishvili visit unlikely to change status

January 14, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

The case of Vahan Chakhalyan, an imprisoned Georgian-Armenian activist whose name has been removed from the list of about 190 prisoners recognized as political prisoners and amnestied in Georgia last weekend, will not undergo any essential changes even after the visit of the country’s newly appointed Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili to Armenia planned later this week.


Vahagn Chakhalyan

Chakhalyan, who headed a political movement called United Javakhk, was jailed in 2008 and a year later was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of “organizing mass events disrupting public order”, “hooliganism” and “illegally keeping weapons”. Some human rights activists in Georgia and Armenia have rejected the verdict, describing Chakhalyan as a political prisoner.

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