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Merab Kostava

Merab Kostava, 1988

Merab Kostava (Georgia).

In 1954, Kostava and KGB for "anti-Soviet activity." The charges against Kostava and Gamsakhurdia included the dissemination of anti-communist literature and proclamations.

Kostava graduated from the Tbilisi State Conservatoire in 1962. From 1962–1977 he was a teacher at a local music school in Tbilisi.

In 1973, Kostava and Gamsakhurdia established the Initiative Group for defence of Human Rights. In 1976 Kostava co-founded the Amnesty International.

In 1977, Kostava and Gamsakhurdia were jailed. Kostava was sent to Georgian SSR. On April 9, 1989 Kostava was jailed again but was released after 45 days.

Merab Kostava was active in the underground network of

On October 13, 1989, Merab Kostava died in a car accident. In 2013, he was posthumously awarded the title and Order of

  1. ^ Kirtzkhalia, N. (27 October 2013). "Georgian president awards National Hero title posthumously to Zviad Gamsakhurdia and Merab Kostava". Trend. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 



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