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Umberto Bacchi

Gay man takes Russia to Europe's rights court over Chechnya LGBT+ attacks

May 24 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Russian man who said he was tortured during a crackdown on LGBT+ people in Chechnya has appealed to Europe's top rights court, claiming his case was not properly investigated by Russian authorities, his lawyers said on Friday.

'Silenced' Georgian LGBT+ activists post coded messages to fight discrimination

May 17 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A thousand colored stickers with messages against discrimination were posted across the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Friday to highlight LGBT+ people's struggle for acceptance in the conservative former Soviet republic.

Georgian weightlifter sues coach in rare harassment case

May 15 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Georgian weightlifter sued her coach and the country's weightlifting federation over sexual harassment on Wednesday in a rare move that women's rights activists said they hoped would encourage others to speak out.

Could online takeout help prove home ownership?

May 15 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Facebook photos and food delivery data could replace expensive surveys and wills in helping billions of people worldwide prove they own their home, researchers said on Wednesday.

From mall to hall, Big Brother is watching you

May 08 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When MacKenzie Fegan boarded a flight from New York to Mexico City, nobody asked for a passport or boarding card. Airline staff simply told the U.S. writer to smile into a camera.

Runaway Saudi sisters leave Georgia to start new life

May 07 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two runaway Saudi sisters who won global attention for fleeing to Georgia and pleading online for protection said on Tuesday they were preparing to start new lives in a country where their family could not find them.

Runaway Saudi sisters leave Georgia to start new life

May 07 2019

TBILISI, May 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two runaway Saudi sisters who won global attention for fleeing to Georgia and pleading online for protection said on Tuesday they were preparing to start new lives in a new country where their family could not find them.

Pull 'inhuman' women monitoring app, runaway Saudi sisters tell tech giants

Apr 24 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two runaway Saudi sisters on Wednesday urged Apple and Google to pull an "inhuman" app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives' travel as it helped trap girls in abusive families.

Runaway Saudi sisters get help offer from Georgia

Apr 19 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Saudi sisters who fled their country and appealed for international protection earlier this week saying their lives would be at risk if they were to return to the conservative kingdom got an offer of help from Georgia on Thursday.

Runaway Saudi sisters in Georgia hope to move to third country for safety

Apr 19 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two runaway Saudi sisters said on Friday they have applied for asylum in Georgia but still feared they could be reached by their family and forced back to the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom.

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