2013-09-17Three Wounded in Batumi Shooting
Three people, a local passer-by, a policeman and a Russian citizen, were wounded in a shootout in Georgia’s Black Sea town of Batumi late on Friday night.
2013-09-13Bacho Akhalaia Was Questioned at the Trial on Prison Riot Case
Tbilisi City Court is discussing third criminal case against Bacho Akhalaia. On September 10, accused Akhalaia was questioned about 2006 prison riot; by that time Akhalaia was head of penitentiary department.
2013-09-13CEC Registered Six Presidential Candidates
Central Election Commission (CEC) has already registered six presidential candidates for October 27, 2013. The CEC is processing the documents of other applicants and the term for making the decision will expire on September 27, 2013.
2013-09-11Kareli District Former Interim Governor to Appeal Court for Dismissal
Kareli district former interim governor intends to appeal the court. On September 9, at the press-conference in Gori Democracy Engagement Center, Emiko Peikrishvili announced his intention to appeal the court.
2013-09-10“Law Must Become Human” Assembly by the Parliament
Last week, a protest assembly was held in front of the Parliament of Georgia. Participants requested changes to narco-politics in Georgia and amendments to relevant articles in the Criminal Code of Georgia.
2013-09-02Assistant Speaks about Citizen’s Physical Assault by Council Member
Sopo Kobaladze, former assistant to the member of Adjara Supreme Council Medea Vasadze, said that the Council Member physically assaulted a citizen. Kobaladze claims she personally witnessed the incident.
2013-09-02City Court Found Dismissal of Employees of Kutaisi City Hall Illegal
An argument between the new administration and dismissed employees of the Kutaisi City Hall as a result of reorganization is underway at the Kutaisi City Hall. On August 22, the Court upheld the lawsuit of the dismissed employees, including the former head of control unit of administration service of the City Hall Koba Gabiani, and ordered to restore them to their working places.
2013-09-02Teimuraz Mekvabidze: “I Still Hope for Restoration of Justice”
Teimuraz Mekvabidze, who has worked for the tax institution for 13 years, was unexpectedly sacked from the office. A week before the dismissal, at the session, the head of Gori Tax Inspection thanked him and gave a bonus for good work. Several weeks later he learned that he was on the list of employees-to-be fired; Levan Tsitelashvili had handed the list to senior officials.
2013-08-30Gardabani District Intends Reorganization
2013-08-30Chairman of Adjara Supreme Council Might Be Fined for Driving a Car in Boulevard without Permission
2013-08-30District Governors Were Changed in Adjara Simultaneously
On August 23, municipal boards discussed one question in all four districts of Adjara Autonomous Republic – election of new interim district governor. Old governors personally wrote resignation letters in all four districts.
2013-08-30Prosecutor’s Office Is Studying Current Situation in Kutaisi University
“University rector might be held responsible for the financial shortcomings discovered in Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University,” University lecturers spread this statement several days before the new academic year starts.
2013-08-29Prisoners Protest Video-Cameras in Penitentiary Establishments
On August 15, prisoner Ivane Giglemyan contacted Human Rights Center from Prison # 7 and notified about existing situation in the penitentiary establishment. He said inmates protested installment of video-cameras in the facility with hunger-strike.
2013-08-23Head of Penitentiary Department Responded to the Scheme of Criminal Lords’ Management
National Movement published a Scheme of Prison Management by Criminal Lords. According to the UNM members, criminal lord Tariel Potskhveria, nickname Tarasa, rules the jail hospital.
2013-08-21Lawyer Ramin Papidze: “If Bank Accounts Are Sequestered, I Will Give Up Georgian Citizenship”
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