UN official says: "Fundamentally, I don't think we’ve a very good sense of what's happening on the ground right now."
Amid online blackout, death tolls as high as 200 suggested. UN alarmed at alleged use of live ammunition. State broadcaster praises web disconnection for denying foreign media content for stirring up anti-regime sentiment.
Watchdog Freedom House says country has in past year experienced one of world’s worst deteriorations in online liberties.
Grey economy businesses “patronised by high-ranking officials” have set up in Svaneti region where locals receive free electricity because of the degree of hardship.