2014-05-15GYLA - Number of Ungrounded Judgments Reduced in Courts
Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association presented report to the representatives of nongovernmental and media organizations in the Gori Civic Engagement Center. The report presents findings from the trial monitoring of criminal cases. The organization monitored City and Appeal Courts in Tbilisi and Kutaisi.
2014-05-08The Public Defender of Georgia considers it necessary to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the fact of beating of David Kodua
2014-05-03Being Batumi Resident Became Ground for Compulsory Measure
Judge Arsen Kalatozishvili at the Tbilisi City Court imposed imprisonment on the employees of the Khelvachauri Civil Registration Agency arrested under the charge of professional negligence on April 14. The judge clarified that detainees live close to Turkey and they can easily travel there and disappear.
2014-05-03Public Defender- State Failed to Protect Freedom of Religion of Muslim Community in Samtatskaro Village
In his 2013 Parliamentary Report, Public Defender of Georgia paid attention to the developments against Muslim community in Samtatskaro village, Dedoplistskaro district.
2014-05-03Young Prisoner Died Because of Inattention
Avtandil Maisuradze would have turned 26 on May 23. He served his imprisonment term in Kutaisi Prison # 14. On March 23 he died after his health conditions got particularly grave.
2014-05-01Press-Conference of Human Rights Center – New Facts of Prisoners’ Physical Assault and Inhuman Treatment
Tomorrow, on May 2, at 12:30 pm Human Rights Center will held press-conference about new facts of physical assault and inhuman treatment of prisoners in penitentiary establishments in the Press-Club of the Prime Time. Lika Kazbegi, wife of a prisoner, will also attend the press-conference.
2014-05-01Months-Long Captivity in Tskhinvali Prison
Three citizens of Georgia are waiting for the court judgment in the Tskhinvali pretrial detention setting. Eight citizens were already sentenced to imprisonment for illegal crossing of so-called border. Whereabouts of former Georgian soldier Shitikov are still unknown.
2014-04-30Irakli Okruashvili Appeals CEC Decision at the Court
Based on the decision of the Central Election Commission, former Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili cannot participate in the local elections; the decision was made next day after Okruashvili registered as a candidate for the position of Gori Mayor. The CEC studied his case based on the complaints filed by chairman of the political movement For Fair Georgia Sergo Javakhadze and leader of the People’s Party Mamuka Giorgadze.
2014-04-24Human Rights Center Presented Report on Media
On April 23, Human Rights Center presented report Georgian Media in Transitional Period. The Report was prepared with financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and covers most significant developments in Georgian media in 2012-2014.
2014-04-22Video-Crew of the TV 3 Was In Inhuman Conditions in Tskhinvali Prison
Tskhinvali de-facto authority released three employees of TV 3 – journalist Bela Zakaidze, cameraman Vakho Lekiashvili and technician of the TV-Company Mikheil Mikheov within 24 hours.
2014-04-22Court Left Davit Kevkhishvili on the Position
Gurjaani district court did not satisfy the solicitation of the Prosecutor’s Office on resigning Davit Kevkhishvili from the position of Kvareli district governor. Prosecutor’s office requested to impose 2 000 lari bail on him too but Judge Natela Jashiashvili did not satisfy their request.
2014-04-17Article 42 of the Constitution to Defend Victims of Occupation at the European Court
On April 16, nongovernmental organization Article 42 of the Constitution held press-conference about problems of the population victimized by borderizatin process in Atotsi village near administrative boarder with South Ossetia and about detention of TV3 journalists.
2014-04-08Official Autopsy Report in Tatukhashvili's Case Released
Prosecutor’s office said late on April 4 that an official autopsy report in case of Shalva Tatukhashvili’s death dispels allegations that the latter was subjected to mistreatment by investigators during questioning at Tbilisi prosecutor’s office.
2014-04-08Report on the protection of human rights and freedoms in Georgia of the Public Defender of Georgia for 2013
This document is the Report of the Public Defender of Georgia for 2013 on the protection of human rights and freedoms in Georgia covering wide spectrum of civic, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Furthermore, it highlights positive and negative trends in human rights area for the reporting period, brings together key recommendations developed by the Public Defender towards various branches of government, the timeliness and degree of fulfilment of which to a great extent will define the establishment of high standards in human rights protection in Georgia.
2014-04-08Human Rights Center Presented Scandalous Letter of the Convicted Teimuraz Gvaradze at the Press-Conference
On April 8, Human Rights Center presented statement of prisoner Teimuraz Gvaradze to media in the press-club of the Prime Time. Gvaradze was member of Ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili’s security guard and serves his imprisonment term in Gldani Prison # 8.
2014-04-01Family of the Diseased Prisoner Imposes Responsibility Over Prison Administration
Rozeta Maisuradze, sister of 26-year-old diseased prisoner Avto Maisuradze, claims her brother was tortured. Maisuradze served his term in Geguti Prison # 14 and was about to leave penitentiary establishments in two weeks.
2014-03-31Family of Diseased Prisoner Waiting for Investigation
Giga Partenadze died in Geguti prison on March 4, 2014. Family members claim he was tortured to death. Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has already started investigation into the fact. Family members claim the investigation is dragged out and have no access to the expertise conclusion.
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