2014-10-31Father of Killed Young Man Seeks Justice
On November 30, 2013, Giorgi Khvedelidze, 21, was killed in the yard of his own house in Khashuri. His father protests mitigation of the murderer’s imprisonment term with 2 years. City Court sentenced the convicted person to 10-year-imprisonment but the Appeal Court reduced it at two years; as a result the convict has to serve 8 years in prison.
2014-10-22Kutaisi Appeal Court Upheld Previous Verdict
Five-year-imprisonment to Ivane Merabishvili, 50 000 lari fine to Zurab Tchiaberashvili – Kutaisi Appeal Court upheld the February 17, 2014 verdict of the Kutaisi City Court. At the trial on October 21, where only former minister of healthcare Zurab Tchiaberashvili participated, the judge did not satisfy solicitations of the defense lawyer and the prosecutor.
2014-10-21Human Rights Center Finalized Several Cases at the European Court of Human Rights
Human Rights Center represented several citizens of Georgia at the European Court of Human Rights (Kobulidze v. Georgia; Japaridze v. Georgia; Marakvelidze v. Georgia). The applications were prepared on the violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (prohibition of torture); more precisely Georgian state did not ensure adequate medical treatment for convicts.
2014-10-16Protest Demonstration of the Human Rights House Tbilisi in Support of Human Rights Defenders Arrested in Azerbaijan
On October 17, at 12:00 pm Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organizations will organize demonstration in support of human rights defenders arrested in Azerbaijan in Heydar Aliyev Square, Tbilisi. Demonstrators will walk towards Azerbaijan Embassy in Tbilisi.
2014-10-13Beaten convict was placed in hospital
2014-10-13Public defender’s representatives visited prisoner on hunger-strike
Representatives of the Public Defender’s Imereti regional office visited prisoner at Kutaisi Prison N2, who has been on hunger-strike since October 21. Ruslan Pertaia, who was convicted for the robbery of one sack of nuts, stopped hunger strike because of health problems. But later he applied to extreme form of protest and sewed up his mouth and eyes.
2014-10-08Court Sentenced Police Officer to Two-Month Pretrial Imprisonment
Noise in the courtroom, two-month pretrial detention and announcement of the verdict – it was end of October 6 trial against police officer Lasha Jikhvashvili at Kutaisi City Court.
2014-10-07NGOs to Present Expertise Conclusions on the Physical Assault of a Citizen in Police Office
On October 8, at 12:30 pm, in the conference hall of the Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights Center, Article 42 of the Constitution and Public Advocacy will hold press-conference with regard to the physical assault of Giorgi Tsomaia by police officers in the Vake-Saburtalo district police office. Representatives of the organizations will present the expertise conclusions conducted into the case.
2014-10-06Human Rights Center Addresses to the Government of Georgia With Regard to Legal Problems of Aliens in Georgia
Human Rights Center calls on the Government of Georgia to get interested in the legal status of aliens and make the ground of non-granted residence documents available for them.
2014-10-06Relatives of the Dead Person Request Punishment of the Perpetrator
Relatives of Mirza Buchuadze, killed by a police officer in Youth Avenue, Kutaisi, demand impartial investigation and strict punishment of the perpetrator. The accident occurred on October 3, during the chasing operation in the suburb of the city. Mirza Buchuadze, 21, was shot by a police officer. As a result of grave injury of the head skull, he died one hour after delivery to the hospital.
2014-10-03Human Rights Centre requests Prosecutor’s Office to question convict
Human Rights Centre requests the Prosecutor’s Office to question Teimuraz Gvaradze in presence of his lawyer; the convict claims he is former sniper, former lifeguard of ex-president Saakashvili and has significant information about Zurab Zhvania’s death fact and about so called Lapankuri special operation. Representatives of Human Rights Centre made a statement during the press-conference in the Press-Club of Prime Time on 30 September..
2014-10-02Basilashvili’s Family Blames Police Officer in Revenge
Police arrested Davit Basilashvili for administrative violation and disobedience to police officers on August 20, 2014. Court sentenced him to ten-day administrative imprisonment. After the detention, the family members claim police officer Samson Vanishvili from Shida Kartli regional police department physically assaulted Basilashvili in the Khashuri district pre-trial detention setting.
2014-09-23Prisoners Request Revision of Their Cases
2014-09-15Legislative Initiative Might Be Submitted to the Parliament due to Tense Criminal Situation in the Country
Two days ago, patrol police officer ruthlessly beat 65-year-old man in my neighborhood in Kutaisi. Mevlud Kodua had his head and limbs broken and was taken to Imereti regional hospital. The neighbors informed media about the fact. Press-center of the MIA states the fact was not officially confirmed because nobody had applied to the local police office and there was nothing to study.
2014-09-12Detained for the Resistance to Police Officers Requests Release under Bail
On September 10, controversy between law enforcement officers and a citizen near House of Justice in Gori lasted a few minutes. In the moment of detention, the citizen resisted the police officers.
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