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TO: The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Government of Georgia

Georgian LGBT activists Levan Berianidze and Tornike Kusiani were attacked by a group of strangers in Batumi, Georgia. Police officers, instead of arresting their perpetrators, detained the men, kicking and dragging them to the police car. At the police station, they spewed homophobic slurs, demanded Tornike and Levan take off all their clothing, and continued treating them violently and aggressively. They have been charged with a fine for "hooliganism and civil disobedience."

I urge you to

  • free Tornike and Levan of all charges;
  • ensure a timely, impartial, and efficient investigation of the attacks by the perpetrators and by the police officers;
  • establish measures to fight homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in the police force and introduce an efficient policy to monitor and prevent hate crimes committed by police officers.

Georgian LGBT activists Levan Berianidze and Tornike Kusiani were attacked by a group of strangers in Batumi, Georgia, just because they were walking down a street with transgender women.

Luckily, they thought, the police were quick to come to the scene. But to their horror, the police ALSO attacked them.

The police officers detained Tornike and Levan, kicking and dragging them to the police car. At the police station, they spewed homophobic slurs, demanded they take off all their clothing, and continued treating them violently and aggressively.

And now, Tornike and Levan have actually been charged with a fine for "hooliganism and civil disobedience."

Can you help demand justice for Tornike and Levan today?

This campaign is being run in conjunction with Equality Movement.

Published: 07 September 2017

This is a campaign of the All Out Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.