Experts predict further prosecutions and tightened censorship in the wake of unrest.
“Where could we flee? We have nothing to lose.”
Conservative parties obstructed its adoption for supposedly eroding “traditional family values”.
Rights groups fear that a bill framed to safeguard children could limit free speech and intensify government control.
Ethnic Georgians say that the de facto Abkhazia government is using their land as a dumping ground.
Officials accuse campaigners of politicising the issue to suit their own agenda.
Illicitly obtained data has long been used to intimidate and blackmail independent voices.
Government accused of shrinking space for civil society with onerous legislation.
Rally cancelled after scenes of mob violence by counter-protestors.
Equality legislation is not matched by social attitudes – or state support.