18 October 2019, 11:45

Forcing teacher to publicly apology outrages Georgian activists

Residents of the Gardaban District of Georgia forced the teacher Gamid Sadykov to make a public apology after he condemned the bride's abduction. Activists organized a campaign in his support in social networks.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that two residents of Georgia are suspected of abducting a 19-year-old girl. She was kidnapped in a village near the Azerbaijani border, forced into a car, but on the way the girl managed to escape.

After the abduction attempt, Gamid Sadykov, the girl's former teacher, wrote a post on the Facebook, in which he sharply criticized his fellow villagers, who disliked his words and began oppressing the teacher, finally forcing him to publicly apologize. They video filmed it and posted on the Internet.

Social network activists stood in defence of the teacher and called on authorities to hold those responsible for humiliating him accountable.

A few years ago, Sadykov took part in a project of the NGO "Sapari" on the issue of early marriages. On his Facebook, he writes about topical but taboo issues in the Azerbaijani community of Georgia.

"Abductions of girls and forced marriages are a serious problem in Georgia. Gamid is a brave teacher who decided to raise his voice against this crime," the "Jam-news.net" quotes Bayu Patarayu, the director of the NGO "Sapari" as saying.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 17, 2019 at 07:55 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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