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Opposition Activist Beaten In Georgia

Nino Burjanadze: "Completely inhuman."
Nino Burjanadze: "Completely inhuman."
An opposition activist in Georgia is recovering after being severely beaten by unknown attackers.

Kakha Khozelishvili was attacked on April 5 by several masked assailants, who also sicced dogs on Khozelishvili, according to RFE/RL's correspondent in Tbilisi.

Khozelishvili is an active member of the Democratic Movement-United Georgia party led by the former parliament speaker Nino Burjanadze.

An aide to Burjanadze, Eliso Khachapuridze, told RFE/RL that the assailants also warned Khozelishvili that they would kill his daughter.

According to Khachapuridze, her party considers the attack as another attempt to impose pressure on the opposition before its planned mass actions of protest on April 9.

Georgia's Interior Ministry told RFE/RL that they have not received any official complaint from Khozelishvili.

Meanwhile, Burjanadze called Georgian officials "completely inhuman."