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Private property rights abused in Georgia

By Messenger Staff
Friday, March 29
The World Economic Forum has published a rating of countries showing the level of protection of property rights. Georgia appeared in 128th place out of 140 countries. Among the countries that scored lower are Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Venezuela. Unfortunately for Georgia, the former UNM government which came to power with high democratic promises gradually transformed into an authoritarian regime. Georgian citizens' property rights were routinely abused during the UNM government's eight years in power. Today there are about 20,000 complaints at the Prosecutor's Office concerning citizens having their property expropriated by the former government.