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Hope for Justice for Georgian Nationals Expelled from Russia

Expand A demonstrator holds a Georgian flag during a protest in front of the Russian Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006. © 2006 AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov A recent judgement by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) should help deliver long-overdue compensation to thousands of Georgian nationals arbitrarily detained and expelled from Russia more than a decade ago. The court ordered Russia to pay a total of 10 million euros (US$ 11.5 million), to be distributed between at least 1,500 Georgian nationals for damages they suffered during a 2006 campaign in which the Russian government…

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