A 47-page report released by the US State Department on 13 March offered a bleak view of the current human rights and rule-of-law situation in Georgia under the informal rule of the country’s un-elected national leader and most prominent pro-Russian oligarch, Bidzina Ivanishvili.

Washington has become increasingly concerned, according to the report, about Georgia's highly politicised law enforcement and security services – now wholly controlled by Ivanishvili and his ruling Georgian Dream par...

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