Georgian Embassy employee assaults Ukrainian photographer (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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July 18, 2011, 2:10 p.m. | Ukraine — by Kyiv Post
On Monday an unidentified man, who claimed to be an employee of the Embassy of Georgia in Kyiv, struck a Ukrainian photojournalist several times. The photograther was taking pictures of members of Femen, the Ukrainian women's rights group that was demonstrating on behalf of detained photographers in Georgia. The scuffle happened out the Embassy of Georgia in Kyiv.

An unidentified man, who claims to be an employee of the Embassy of Georgia in Ukraine, beats Ukrainian women's rights group Femen activist during a picket to support detained Georgian photographers. The incident happened outside the Embassy of Georgia in Kyiv on July, 18. (AP)

Earlier three Georgian photojournalists, including the personal photographer of President Mikhail Saakashvili, were detained on suspicion of spying and charged with espionage in Tbilisi.
The three photographers in Georgia were arrested and charged with spying last week: Irakli Gedenidze, the personal photographer of President Mikhail Saakashvili; Zurab Kurtsikidze of the European Press photo Agency; and Abdaladze, who has worked for the Georgian Foreign Ministry and freelanced for The Associated Press.

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