2009-11-26Silent protest action in front of the Parliament
On the initiative of Human Rights Center and the South Caucasus Network for Human Rights Defenders, a silent protest action was staged in front of the Parliament building. The South Caucasus Network defenders from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, the Human Rights House Foundation from Norway as well as other representatives of NGO community made a protest against the arbitrary detention of the activists of “7 November” movement by patrol police.
2009-11-20UN International Court Requests Additional Materials to Continue Discussion of the Suit of Georgia
2009-11-20Eka Beselia: “Batumi City Court Discusses My Case and Not of My Son or My Brother”
“It is politically motivated court proceeding,” the people who attended the trial on the case of Eka Beselia’s son and brother assessed the process negatively. According to the investigation, they are accused in insulting and physical assault of person and in the resistance to the police. Victim Davit Japaridze did not attend the trial.
2009-11-18Joseph Kay Lost Several Trials about Badri Patarkatsishvili’s Property
London Arbitrage Court confirmed falsification of Badri Patarkatsishvili’s signatures on the documents provided by Joseph Kay. Lasha Birkaia, attorney of the Patarkatsishvili’s family stated about it at the press-conference in the hotel Tbilisi Marriot today.
2009-11-17Government of Georgia Appealed to the European Court in Regard with Kidnapping of Teenagers from the Village of Tirdznisi
2009-11-17Prisoner Survived With the Support of European Court
The Human Rights Center wrote about the prisoner who spent more than one year with poorest health conditions. Despite hepatitis, colitis and psychopathy, medical treatment was provided for him only after the European Court took up the case. The seriously ill person was taken to the central hospital with grave health conditions.
2009-11-16Death of Criminal – Next Fact of “Zero Tolerance”
Obscure details of Ucha Godeladze’s death make his family members to suspect that policemen tortured and killed him. The information spread by the TV Company “Trialeti” reinforces their doubts. “In Batumi, the influencial criminal Ucha Godeladze was killed. 35-year-old Ucha Godeladze’s body will be brought to Kareli today. Reportedly, he was killed late last night in Batumi. The law enforcement bodies looked for him for two years. According to the police, Godeladze was an influential criminal and he was wanted. According to local people, Godeladze had lived some time abroad to hide from law enforcement bodies. Yesterday, police tried to arrest him when he was trying to cross the Turkish-Georgian border; he was coming from Turkey.”
2009-11-16Non-Governmental Organization Protests Against Current Situation in Pretrial Detention
The non-governmental organization Former Political Prisoners-For Human Rights protests against the current situation in pretrial detention settings. The chairperson of the organization, Nana Kakabadze, said that the situation is very hard in most part of detention settings. There are neither toilets nor central heating; the detention settings do not have yards to walk; inmates cannot preserve hygiene; their nutrition is not well organized. Inmates sleep on boards, or even in several cases on concrete floor. This problem is very urgent for the detainees sentenced to full administrative imprisonment.
2009-11-13Parents of the Accused Seek for Justice
2009-11-13Criminal Died In Presence of Policemen – Reason of Death Unclear
The news of the death of So-called criminal “godfather” – influential criminals were famous as “Vor v Vzakone” in Soviet Union – Ucha “Ushangi” Godeladze spread in Kareli district very quickly. The family was informed about the tragedy by Tbilisi Aramiantsi Hospital. Before that, the relatives expected to get new information about Ucha Godeladze from the TV-program “VideoPatrol”. They learned the Special Operative Department of MIA arrested the criminal in Batumi that three days before. The press-center of the MIA usually reports such important detentions to pro-governmental TV-companies. Several days passed, and TV-Stations did not report anything about Ucha Godeladze’s detention. Finally, on September 22, the body of the dead criminal “godfather” was found in the morgue of Aramiantsi Hospital.
2009-11-12Mercy Commission Is Waiting for President’s Permission
The resolution of the president of Georgia on Mercy Commission states that the Commission shall gather twice a year and provide the president with the list of prisoners who can be pardoned.
2009-11-11Director of JSC “Tbilisi International Airport” Was Sentenced to Two Months Pre-trial Detention
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