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2009-12-30
The Bonuses for Officials in Shida Kartli Region
One month later we finally got information how much money is spent from the state budget for the bonuses of the officials in Shida Kartli Regional Administration. Journalistic investigation found out that, public officials got huge bonuses, among them are people who do not go to work or they go but nobody knows what they do.

2009-12-17
There Is Deficiency of Medical Masks in Tbilisi Drug-Shops, Prime-Minister Is Lying
The more people are infected with N1H1 in Georgia the more people ask for medicines and masks. According to the National Center for Disease Control, estimated 647 patients have the virus in the country. Among them, 8 patients are in poorest conditions. Death of 5 people because of the virus panicked the population.

2009-09-29
Labyrinths of Georgian Judiciary
On June 18 2009 the Tbilisi City Court imposed a 23-year prison sentence on Orest Bokhonko, a citizen of the Ukraine. Bokhonko was arrested at the Tbilisi International Airport on September 27, 2008. While he was detained the Georgian law enforcement officers blatantly violated his human rights guaranteed by the Law of Georgia and international conventions.

2009-09-16
Land and Justice
A plot of land was seized from Goderdzi Goderziani.  He learned about it only when he received notification from the Public Registration Agency. Since then he has been trying to obtain the return of the seized property through the court. The seized plot was initially registered as a state property after it had been seized from Goderziani and then it was granted to the Bodbe Monastery. There are two truths about the plot: Gordezeiani thinks the plot was seized from him illegally and then illegally granted to the monastery which received the plot from the state.

2009-09-15
The Case of Vakhtang Maisaia and the List of Spies [Video]
Vakhtang Maisaia, a military expert suspected of participating in the Mukhrovani mutiny, now is in Tbilisi Prison # 8 . He gave sensational information to human rights defenders and to his attorneys. Maisaia claims that law enforcers unsuccessfully tried to force him to testify against famous politicians and high ranking authorities during unwarranted interrogations. Vakhtang Maisaia sent a notebook to our investigating group in which are listed the names of the people whom the law enforcers demanded him to name. There are more than 20 names on the list. Many of them are  government officers and some are  famous experts on political and military issues. Law enforcers want Maisaia to say that these people have committed high treason.

2009-09-07
Ghromi-Mejvriskhevi Relation Is Complicated by Police and Energo-Pro Georgia
Government Does Not Care about Problems of Ossetian People

Residents of Mejvriskhevi village in Gori district say the government of Georgia artificially complicates their relation with Ossetian village of Ghromi. Georgian policemen deployed between the two villages do not allow Ossetian people into Mejvriskhevi; they bring cheese and matsoni to the village to sell.
2009-08-27
What Is The Difference Between “Old” and “New” IDPs?!
People, who were internally displaced from Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions in 1991-93, think that Government of Georgia pays more attention to the victims of the war in August of 2008. Officials of the Government of Georgia are proud that unlike previous president, the current one has created comfort for new IDPs.

2009-08-20
I am the Law!
The suspects in the Mukhrovani Mutiny were subjected to pre trial detention by the Tbilisi City Court in May. The two-month pre trial detention term and the preliminary investigation are over. The Collegium on the Criminal Cases within the Tbilisi City Court will take up the case  on August 21. The fate of the 42 suspects charged with participation in the mutiny will depend on the decision of Judge Jemal Kopalyan.

2009-08-07
Russia, Georgia and the War without a Winner
A year after the war in the South Caucasus he parties involved in the warrecall the  people killed. The war greatly affected both sides. Georgia’s joining NATO has become a more remote possibility. Russia’s position on the international level has become turbulent.

2009-08-06
Amendments to the Tax Code will cause Further Difficulties to Businesspersons, Experts Think
The Parliament of Georgia introduced amendments to the Tax Code to avoid  businesspersons hiding income from taxes. The amended Tax Code will grant the right to a tax inspector to demand  a hotel or a an eating establishment to pay the taxes from previous year according to the income they had this year. According to another amendment if the property confiscated by the state is not sold at a second auction, the head of the Income Department may have the right to declare the property to be owned by the state.

2009-08-05
Be aware, Georgian Justice awaits you!
This is how the story begins: On the night of October 29, 2005 Nikoloz Jakeli and Giorgi Azmaiparashvili,  patrol police officers from the Second Platoon of the Vake- Saburtalo District Patrol Police; were patrolling near May 26 square, while citizen Giorgi Mikiashvili and his friends were celebrating his birthday in the friend’s house located at the beginning of Dolidze Street close to May 26 square.

2009-06-30
Program for the Support of Village Does Not Recognize Equality Mark
Why Should We Need Bus Stop Worth of 3 100 or 3 500 GEL When We Do not Have Road

 

Phrase: Residents of Adjara Autonomous Republic are dissatisfied with the State Program for the Support of Village and they started demonstrations in front of the government building

Residents of Adjara Autonomous Republic are dissatisfied with the State Program for the Support of Village and they started demonstrations in front of the government building. “We are not going to keep silence any more. Why they do not do in our village what local residents need?” complained residents of the village of Achkvistavi.

2009-06-25
Law Is In Force at Sarpi Custom’s House Before It Is Enacted
Traders Threaten With Mass Demonstrations

There is noise at the Sarpi Custom’s House for two days. Importers, who were crossing the border with Turkey on foot with their luggage, had to pay the customs. They were not allowed to enjoy the resolution of the Minister of Finances of Georgia which discharges people from customs once a month. The custom-house officers do not comment on the fact.

2009-06-01
The Family of Vachnadze Is Threatened
One more fact is added to the numerous facts of attacking the opposition demonstrators. The victim is one of the demonstrators of the opposition, Melor Vachnadze.

2009-05-25
People Punished Because They Were to Lead or Join the Protest on April 9
The following story is about a person who is an IDP from Tskhinvali and who was sent to prison for 27 days by the Gori district Court for having a different political opinion. He was also bailed for 276 GEL. With the great effort of the Judiciary System of Georgia about 10 boxes of apple rotted and the person remained without any source of income. During the war in August, 2008some of his relatives died and some were injured; his house was destroyed and the government left him without compensation. This person was punished by the war and the governments of his native country and foreign countries.  His party members they did not even provided him with drinking water during his pre-trial detention.

2009-05-22
Story of One Fabrication, or Court vs. Law
This story looks like a criminal thriller about a doctor; it looks like a story of fabrication and drama of the absurd as well...it looks like the latter most of all.

2009-05-05
Justice In the Hands of Poor Judges
Court procedures lasted four years between two neighbors about the 7 sq. meters of balcony. Almost every instances of the court discussed this appeal and it even attracted the attention of human rights defenders because it contained the signs of discrimination on ethnic grounds: the applicant insulted the defender on ethnic grounds in front of the judge – however, the court did not protect the citizen form the third person.

2009-05-04
Unified Accusation against Political Rival
Member of the Zugdidi Sakrebulo and representative of the Conservative Party Joni Jikia was arrested on October , 2007. He was charged for the illegal purchase, storage and usage of narcotics and weapon. Jikia still claims that he is political prisoner and narcotics were planted on him. In Georgia police officers often use this method while detention and it is very difficult to estimate whether the drugs were really planted on the detainee or not.

2009-04-07
Injustice Leaked from a Scandalous Pipe(part II)
Why Was Not An Inspection Arranged Under the Earth? 

The Judge, the experts and the attorneys were discussing the details of the conclusion (#4580/18) of the numerous experts for two days and very often they were in a curious situation. The experts gave such strange answers to the questions that everybody suspected those experts may not have attended the examination; and suspected no expert examination really had been conducted. Finally, it was clear that the experts studied only the work that was performed above the soil while the most part of the work had been done under the soil. The trial witnessed the dialogue between attorney Aleksandre Baramidze and Mamuka Kalandadze, a specialist who participated in the repeated expert examinations.

2009-04-07
Injustice Leaked from a Scandalous Pipe(Part 1)
On February 19 2009 Tbilisi City Court sentenced Professor Omar Kutsnashvili to four-years in prison The professor is 66-year-old and  has been detained for 9 months already. He is the father of Zakaria Kutsnashvili, a former member of the Parliament of Georgia. Omar Kutsnashvili was arrested based on an anonymous letter to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the letter, an organization of which Omar Kutsnashvili was director, had appropriated state funds. The court could not determine if in fact there had been an appropriation but sent the professor to the prison pursuant to a charge of fabricating documents. The lawyers, human rights defenders and experts of economics think that Omar Kutsnashvili was not guilty of fabrication either and this judgment smells of politics.

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