In a EuroFile special, Monique Camarra and I learn about Nika Gvaramia (pictured) — former Justice Minister and the founder of the Mtavari TV channel — who has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison over his pursuit of rights and an independent media in Georgia.

We speak with Sophie Liluashvili, Nika Gvaramia’s wife and media manager, and his defense attorney Tamta Muradashvili. They tell us about the case, Russia’s capture of Georgian institutions and leadership, and the collapse of the rule of law in the country.

Analyst Nathalie Vogel and documentary maker Inna Kurochkina add context about the importance of case for Europe and a rules-based global order.

More information is provided on Monique Camarra’s Substack.