2015-05-04Public Defender and the Special Preventive Group Member will be Granted the Right to Take Photos in Penitentiary Establishments
On May 1, 2015, the Parliament of Georgia approved “the Code of Imprisonment” and substantial package of related draft laws with the third hearing which gives the Public Defender and the member of the Special Preventive Group the right to make photo recordings in penitentiary establishments starting from September 1, 2016. The legislative package envisages conduction of the institutional reform in the penitentiary system.
2015-05-04Human Rights Center Protests Expel of Giorgi Oniani from Georgia
Human Rights Center calls on the Minister of Internal Affairs to ensure safe and timely return of the citizen of Georgia Giorgi Oniani from Azerbaijan to Georgia.
2015-04-29Court Dispute about Guardianship of Underage Child of a Person with Cancer
22-year-old Meri Nadirashvili has cancer. Her former husband Levan Razmiashvili requests guardianship for their child. Meri Nadirashvili was diagnosed of cancer two years ago. At that moment she was three-month pregnant. Husband abandoned Meri because of the disease. The patient was operated on several times and the child was born healthy though the young woman’s health conditions worsened.
2015-04-28Are Property Rights of a Citizen Breached?
Magdalena Archvadze has been claiming 100 sq. meters of plot and so called “finish wagon” on it for several years already. The plot and the wagon are located in the territory of the outdoor museum. Magdalina Archvadze said the museum gave the plot to her and she purchased the wagon from the Public Food Company.
2015-04-22Court Granted Permanent Residence Permit to Citizen of Egypt
“The Counter-Intelligence Department [CID] considers it is not reasonable to grant permanent residential permit to an applicant,” citizen of Egypt Emad Ibrahim Khalil Ibrahim received this conclusion several times form the CID. As a result, State Services Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice refused to grant residence permit in Georgia without considering the propriety of the CID conclusion.
2015-04-16Interpol Drops ‘Red Notice’ for Ex-Justice Minister Adeishvili
Interpol has withdrawn ‘red notice’ for Georgia’s ex-justice minister Zurab Adeishvili, who is wanted by Tbilisi for number of criminal charges, which his allies say are politically motivated.
2015-04-14Initiative of the Public Defender of Georgia on Broadening of Powers of the Constitutional Court
On April 8, 2015, the Public Defender presented an initiative on broadening of powers of the Constitutional Court of Georgia.
2015-04-14This Affects You appeals to Constitutional Court to curb direct access to citizens' telephone and internet data
On April 8, members of the campaign This Affects You presented an appeal to the Constitutional Court of Georgia, requesting abolishment of the amendments to secret surveillance legislation adopted by the Georgian Parliament in November 2014.
2015-04-09What changes are planned by the new chair of the Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili relied on the following criteria – principality, management skills, free from political influence and professionalism, when he nominated Nino Gvenetadze for the position of the Supreme Court Chairwoman. The legislative body also liked the President’s decision, and on March 20, 88 MPs voted for Nino Gvenetadze for the position.
2015-04-07Prisoner’s Relatives Request Punishment of Doctors
Family of Levan Kortava works on the application to the Kutaisi Appeal Court. On May 12, 2013 ruthlessly beaten 24-year-old prisoner died in Geguti prison # 14; his relatives request impartial investigation into the fact and punishment of perpetrators.
Trial into the criminal case against Azerbaijan human rights defender Rasul Jafarov was renewed in the Baku Court on Grave Crimes at 11:00 am on March 31; locals said during Tsarist Russia the building of the court was used as a stable for horses. Representatives of the EU Mission and US Embassy in Baku, of local and foreign nongovernmental organizations attended the hearing.
2015-04-02Former Political Prisoner Urges for Restoration Justice
Former political prisoner complained about physical and psychological violence against him during imprisonment term. He requests punishment of perpetrators. In his conversation with humanrights.ge Aleksandre Tchumburidze recalled details of his imprisonment term, when his rights were blatantly violated.
2015-04-02Delayed Cases at Prosecutor’s Office
On April 2, representatives of Human Rights Center held press-conference. They called on the Department to Investigate Offenses Committed in the Course of Legal Proceedings at the Chief Prosecutor’s Office to timely and effectively investigate delayed cases.
2015-03-30Gurjaani District Court Sentenced Vaja Utiashvili to Three-Year Imprisonment
On March 24, Gurjaani district court sentenced Vaja Utiashvili, resident of Gurjaani, to three-year imprisonment. Lawyer of Kakheti office of Human Rights Center Lia Khuroshvili defends rights of the convicted person. Khuroshvili said Vaja Utiashvili is innocent; the judgment is unfair and she will appeal it at the Appeal Court.
2015-03-30Convicted Giorgi Marsagishvili Urges for Help
On March 23, 2015 convicted Giorgi Marsagishvili from Batumi prison # 3 sent letter to Human Rights Center. The prisoner wrote about extremely unbearable conditions in the penitentiary establishment. According to his letter, life-threatening conditions are purposefully created in the punishment rooms. Giorgi Marsagishvili names concrete people and requests their punishment because they inhumanly treat prisoners.
2015-03-25Juveniles in Jails
According to the data by December, 2014 there are 83 juvenile convicts/accused in the penitentiary establishments of Georgia that is 0.8% of the total amount of convicts in Georgia. According to the December, 2014 data, there are 36 accused and 47 convicted juveniles in Georgia; all of them are boys.
2015-03-23After Jehovah Witness Was Acquitted Prosecutor’s Office Started Obscure Investigation
“In response to your letter sent to the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia on February 26, 2015, where you inquired about the physical and verbal assault of Gela and Lela Shvelidzes in the town of Aspindza, we would like to notify that the Aspindza district office of the MIA started investigation into the aforementioned facts under Article 125 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of Georgia”
2015-03-20Conditions of Female Convicts in Georgia
According to the December, 2014 data of the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia, 10 372 convicts were in the penitentiary establishments in Georgia; 10 091 of them were men and 281 – women.
2015-03-12Noise in the court hearing of Intigam Aiyev’s case
The Baku Court on Grave Crimes has been discussing the cases of the arrested human rights defenders for two months already. On March 10, the Court continued discussion into the case of Intigam Aliyev, Azerbaijan human rights defender, who was arrested on August 8, 2014. The main part of the hearing was spent on the discussion of solicitations from the defense side. Interrogation of the witness caused conflict in the courtroom for what the judge postponed the process.
2015-03-11Resident of Variani village speaks about abuse of power by police officers
On March 9, at about 22:00 officers of Variani village police unit of MIA arrived at the Zubashvilis’ family in Variani village and asked Genadi Zubashvili to accompany them to the police station.
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