2014-01-31“I Am Completely Innocent” – Merabishvili Could not Help Tears in the Courtroom
Accused Ivane Merabishvili made clarifications about the video-footage spread in social network (planning of the so-called Mukhrovani Mutiny where ex-PM ordered military officers to bring two corpses to him in exchange of high bonuses). Former Minister Interior and Prime Minister of Georgia Ivane Merabishvili stated during the trial into so-called Merabishvili-Tchiaberashvili’s case that he is completely innocent in this case and he has never ordered to kill any person.
2014-01-31Victims without Rights
On November 30, 2013 father of Giorgi Khvedelidze, killed in Khashuri district, blamed Gori regional prosecutor’s office in dragging out the investigation into the murder case. He is recognized as victim in the case but according to the current legislation, the victim almost no rights in the criminal law proceedings.
2014-01-30Constitutional Court to Discuss Constitutionality of Prohibiting Land Assignment to Foreign Citizens
Constitutional Court of Georgia is studying constitutionality of prohibiting land assignment to foreign citizens.
2014-01-28Court Hearing on Giorgi Sibashvili’s Case Is Underway in Telavi District Court
Trial into the case against former Kakheti deputy regional governor Giorgi Sibashvili is still underway at Telavi district court. Former employee of the regional development agency was questioned at the trial on January 24.
2014-01-23New Chief Prosecutor Appointed
PM Irakli Garibashvili appointed on January 21 Giorgi Badashvili as new chief prosecutor.
2014-01-21Garibashvili: “Investigation into Lapankuri Case Almost Finished”
Georgian Prime-Minister Irakli Garibashvili said investigation into Lapankuri case has practically finished. PM made the statement during his meeting with the representatives of Georgian and international media organizations.
2014-01-20Boli Community Attorney Arrested Under Bribe Charge
Today everybody is speaking about the arrest of Robinzon Gvritishvili, attorney of Boli Community (unifies 13 villages) in Akhalgori district. He was arrested for the alleged bribery. Some locals have list of families, who were victimized during August 2008 Armed Conflict.
2014-01-17Human Rights Center presented report on the Monitoring Trials of Former Government Officials
On January 14 Human Rights Centre presented the results of the monitoring trials of former state officials.
With financial support of NED, from 15 January, 2013 to 15 December, Human Rights Center monitored trial hearings of former state officials in Tbilisi City Court.
2014-01-17Inter-Fraction Group Discusses Administrative Lawsuit against District Governor
Inter-fraction group established at the Sagarejo municipal board discussed administrative lawsuit filed against district governor Giorgi Loladze. The lawsuit was lodged by the fractions Support Bidzina Ivanishvili and Democrats. The group will either satisfy or decline the lawsuit in a few days.
2014-01-16New Charges Filed Against Akhalaia
Additional criminal charges have been filed against former defense minister and ex-head of prison system Bacho Akhalaia, who is in pre-trial detention since November 2012.
2014-01-16Additional Torture Charges Filed Against Former Interior Ministry Official
Criminal charges involving torturing a man to death to force him to confess in terrorism in 2011 were filed against former interior ministry official, Megis Kardava, who is wanted by the police in connection to number of other criminal charges.
2014-01-14Human Rights Center’s Report on the Monitoring Trials of Former Government Officials
On January 14, Human Rights Center presented the Report on the Monitoring Trials of Former Government Officials.
2014-01-14Head of Service for the Relation with Nongovernmental Organizations at Telavi District Administration Sent to Prison
Giorgi Machavariani, head of service for the relation with international foundations and nongovernmental organizations at the Telavi district administration, was arrested for drug-abuse. Court discussed his case and imposed imprisonment as preventive measure.
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