Senator Risch ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Reports of Political Targeting of Georgia Opposition

The Chairman of U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, James E. Risch (R – Idaho) told Georgian Service of the Voice of America (VoA) that he is “deeply concerned by the increasing reports coming out of Georgia that the ruling party [of Georgian Dream] is politically targeting members of the opposition with assaults, detentions, and other forms of intimidation.”

Georgian Service of the Voice of America (VoA) shared original comment in English with Civil Georgia (

Senator Risch further said that “Georgia has had a bright democratic future and I am concerned that the events of the past months are once again moving the country backwards.”

Chairman Risch urges “the Georgian government to fulfill its promise to vote on a new election law and to work with the opposition to find a reasonable, peaceful, and just solution to the current political problems.”

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