Mikheil Javakhishvili

Mikheil Javakhishvili  (1880 – 1937) was a Georgian and Soviet novelist who is regarded as one of the top twentieth-century Georgian writers.

The novelist was arrested on 14 August 1937 and tortured in the presence of Beria until he signed a "confession". He was shot on 30 September 1937. His property was confiscated, and his archives destroyed, his brother shot, and his widow sent into exile. Javakhisvhili remained censored until the late 1950s when he was rehabilitated and republished.