2015-02-23Political Vendetta against Azerbaijan Human Rights Defenders
Dozens of journalists, civil activists and CSO leaders have been arrested in Azerbaijan the past few years. All of them openly criticized the Government of Azerbaijan.
2015-02-17President Names Supreme Court Chair Candidate
President Giorgi Margvelashvili named former judge of Supreme Court, Nino Gvenetadze, as a candidate for the post of Supreme Court chairperson to replace Kote Kublashvili, whose ten-year term in office expires this month.
2015-02-13Problem of Life-Sentenced Convicts Connected with Court Judgments
Life-sentenced convicts from Prison # 8 sent letter to Human Rights Center. According to their statement, part of life-sentenced prisoners started hunger-strike on January 26, 2015. They request to enforce the 28.12.2012 Amnesty Law and eliminate the discrimination against them.
2015-02-1228, Including Two MPs, Seek Supreme Court Chairmanship
Twenty eight nominations have been offered to President Giorgi Margvelashvili for the post of Supreme Court chairperson.
2015-02-12Accusation without Evidence
Azerbaijan Court started the substantial hearing of Rasul Jafarov’s case, a famous Azerbaijan human rights defender. On February 10, the accused person and three victims were questioned at the trial in the Baku Court on Grave Crimes. However, many questions remained unclear after the process. It is noteworthy that there were no links between the case materials and victim testimonies. The character of Azerbaijan court hearings is also very significant.
2015-02-10Rally to Request Restoration of Justice in Kutaisi
On February 6, pedestrian Nana Giglemiani, 19, was crashed by car in Agmashenebeli Avenue in Kutaisi. As a result of the car-crash the girl died on the place. The witnesses say the driver of the car disappeared. A young man was arrested, who as family members claim, is innocent. They claim the law enforcement officers hide the real perpetrator.
2015-02-09NGOs Address to the President of Georgia to Nominate Nino Gvenetadze for the Position of the Supreme Court Chairperson
2015-02-09Suspect in Yuri Vazagashvili Murder Arrested
2015-02-06Intigam Aliyev Was Freed from the Cage
On February 3, substantial hearing into the criminal case against famous Azerbaijan human rights defender Intigam Aliyev started with unexpected decision of the court collegium at the Baku Court on Grave Crimes. As soon as the trial started, the judge ordered to release the human rights defender from the cage without any solicitations from the parties.
2015-02-04Strasbourg Court Observed Violations in Sulkhan Molashvili’s Case
Article 3 (No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment), Article 5 (Right to Liberty and Security), Article 6 (Right to a Fair Trial) and Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) – on October 23, 3014 Strasbourg Court of Human Rights closed Sulkhan Molashvili’s case and ruled violation of four articles of the European Convention on Human Rights in it.
2015-02-02Prisoner of Conscience – Case of Rasul Jafarov
January 27, Baku, Azerbaijan, corner of Vurgun Street. The number of people at the side entrance to the court discussing particularly grave cases is increasing – citizens, foreign observers and journalists are waiting for the trial of the Azerbaijan human rights defender Rasul Jafarov. Everybody tries to be closest to the door – the trial might be scheduled in such a small courtroom that not everybody will manage to enter. The local journalists say it often happens there.
2015-01-30Emzar Kvitsiani to Appeal against Saakashvili
“Justice won; son of the Kodori Gorge is free,” on January 28, family members, relatives, IDPs from Kodori Gorge and strange people greeted Emzar Kvitsiani with these words when he left Kutaisi Appeal Court. The Court freed the former Zemo Svaneti regional governor based on the plea-agreement after 11-month imprisonment.
2015-01-30Human Rights Center in the 2015 Report of Human Rights Watch
World Report 2015 is Human Rights Watch’s 25th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. Human Rights Watch monitors human rights abuses in the countries in close partnership with local human rights organizations; communicates with local governments and international organizations.
2015-01-29Akhaltsikhe District Court Justified Jehovah Witness
Akhaltsikhe district court found Jehovah witness Lela Shvelidze not guilty. Humanrights.ge published an article about the criminal case launched against her several weeks ago.
2015-01-26Human Rights Center Calls on the Prosecutor’s Office to Timely Investigate Cases
On January 23 representatives of Human Rights Center held press-conference in the press-club of the Prime Time. They said the Chief Prosecutor’s Office do not investigate cases where signs of crimes allegedly committed by the officers ofpenitentiary system and law enforcement bodies are observed.
2015-01-23Barricades Set Up in front of the Kobuleti Muslim Boarding School
More than four months have passed since pig head was hammered to the door of the muslim boarding school in Kobuleti. Civil society and government unanimously condemned this astonishing fact. Nevertheless the situation is still tense on the place.
2015-01-22Family Members State Yuri Vazagashvili Was Killed
On January 20 Yuri Vazagashvili, father of Zurab Vazagashvili, killed during the special operation in 2006, died as a result of explosion on the grave of his son in Karapila village, Kaspi district. Vazagashvili was at the funeral of his relative in the village and then went to his son’s grave.
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