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Sun Jul 11, 2021, 03:42 PM

Georgian cameraman dies after attack by far-right, anti-LGBTQ mob

Also: Georgian TV Cameraman Injured Amid Anti-LGBT Violence Has Died (RFE/RL)

Last week: Journalists attacked, hurt in Tbilisi Georgia at anti-LGBT protest (Associated Press)

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Source: Agence France-Presse

Georgian cameraman dies after attack by far-right, anti-LGBTQ mob

Agence France-Presse in Tbilisi
Sun 11 Jul 2021 16.53 BST

A Georgian TV cameraman has died after being badly beaten by far-right assailants during a protest against an LGBTQ Pride march, his station said on Sunday, as pressure mounts on authorities over attacks on journalists.

Alexander Lashkarava, a 37-year-old cameraman working for the independent station TV Pirveli, was found dead in his bed in the early hours on Sunday, the channel reported.

Last Monday he was assaulted by a violent mob of anti-LGBTQ protesters and sustained fractures to his facial bones.

More than 50 journalists were attacked that day by anti-LGBTQ groups protesting against the planned Pride march in Tbilisi, which was cancelled due to safety fears.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned the attacks, saying journalists “sustained injuries that included concussion, chemical burns and broken arms”.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/jul/11/georgian-cameraman-dies-after-attack-by-far-right-anti-lgbtq-mob

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Source: RFE/RL

July 11, 2021 08:15 GMT
UPDATED July 11, 2021 11:43 GMT
By RFE/RL's Georgian Service

Georgian TV Cameraman Injured Amid Anti-LGBT Violence Has Died

A Georgian TV cameraman who was among dozens of journalists attacked by a right-wing mob during a melee aimed at LGBT campaigners has died.

Co-workers of Lekso Lashkarava said on July 11 that he had died, apparently of injuries suffered during the violence six days earlier, but provided no further details.

Lashkarava's employer, Pirveli TV, said that his body was found at his Tbilisi home by his mother on July 11.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that an investigation had been opened into his death.

Lashkarava, 37, was one of nearly 60 journalists and other media workers who were attacked on July 5 when hundreds of people took to the streets of Tbilisi to block a planned LGBT parade.

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Read more: https://www.rferl.org/a/georgia-cameraman-dies-lgbt-violence/31352703.html

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Reply Georgian cameraman dies after attack by far-right, anti-LGBTQ mob (Original post)
Eugene Jul 2021 OP
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #1
drray23 Jul 2021 #4
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drray23 Jul 2021 #7
wcmagumba Jul 2021 #2
regnaD kciN Jul 2021 #3
Blue Owl Jul 2021 #5

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 04:01 PM

1. Died in his own bed, 6 days later? That's ... odd.

Or does Georgia have a fucked up healthcare system similar to the one we have here in the US, perhaps?

Anyways, this sucks.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 04:47 PM

4. it's not odd at all.

if you have a traumatic brain injury and do not go get it checked, you very well can die of a brain hemorrhage a few days later.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 04:54 PM

6. Sure, but you'd think if a country had a decent, affordable healthcare system, one would go

and get it checked and hopefully an issue would be detected earlier.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 06:59 PM

7. True but sometimes people don't realize the gravity.

We used to have a landscaper we employed at the family home who died like that. He had just bought a new pair of Timberlake boots that he had been saving money for.

I remember him proudly showing them to us. That evening he was walking back to his house and got jumped by guys who robbed him from his boots. He was beaten. He did not want to go the to ER and instead went to sleep it off. The next morning he was dead.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 04:10 PM

2. This is what the thuglicans want for America, and worse...nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 04:14 PM

3. I read "Georgia" and had to ask myself...

…”the country, or the state?”

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 04:50 PM

5. These RWNJ's are unhinged, dangerous, and a menace to civilized society

Lock 'em up!!!

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