U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Georgia
Geneva, January 26, 2021
As Delivered by Charles Bentley
The United States welcomes the Georgian delegation. We recommend Georgia:
3. Credibly investigate the abduction and rendition of Afgan Mukhtarli, hold to account those responsible for these acts, and enact reforms to prevent a recurrence.
We recognize the reforms Georgia has enacted since its last UPR, but urge greater action to strengthen checks and balances, justice and accountability, and to create an enabling environment for media, political and religious pluralism.