2013-07-31Acting Gamgebeli of Chokhatauri Municipality sues Guria Moambe
Gamgebeli of Chokhatauri Municipality Tamaz Jincharadze has turned in a lawsuit against Guria Moambe regional newspaper to Ozurgeti regional court and has requested GEL 5 thousand compensation as moral loss compensation, which, as Jincharadze has claimed, he has faced due to a slanderous article published by the newspaper.
2013-07-31Jailed Ex-Governor of Samegrelo Released After Presidential Pardon
A former senior interior ministry officials and ex-governor of Samegrelo region, Tengiz Gunava, was released from jail late on July 30 after he was granted pardon by President Saakashvili.
2013-07-30Date for Declaring the Judgment on Bachana Akhalaia’s Case Postponed
Court hearing on the criminal case on the former defense minister and minister of interior Bachana Akhalaia and other accused finished at the Tbilisi City Court. Defense side made final speech after what the judge left courtroom to pass verdict but later, assistant to the judge told the parties the trial was postponed and the date for declaring the verdict would be announced in several days.
2013-07-30Disagreement between Journalist and Chairman of the Supreme Council to Continue at the Appeal Court
2013-07-29Bachana Akhalaia’s Case Discussion at the City Court
27 ივლისს თბილისის საქალაქო სასამართლოში თავდაცვის ყოფილი მინისტრის, ბაჩანა ახალაიას სასამართლო პროცესი გაიმართა. საქმე ეხება სენაკის ბრიგადაში ჯარისკაცების აბანოში გამოკეტვის, ვაზიანის ბრიგადაში ჯარისკაცების ცემისა და ბიზნესმენ ზვიად აბესაძისთვის თავისუფლების უკანონოდ აღკვეთის ეპიზოდს.
2013-07-26Prosecutor and Defense Side Presented Final Speeches at Akhalaia’s Court Hearing
Prosecutor and defense side made final speeches at the trial on criminal case on former minister of defense and interior Bachana Akhalaia. Court will more likely pass verdict on the episodes of physical assault of soldiers in Senaki brigade, illicit restriction of freedom of businessman Zviad Abesadze and about physical assault of soldiers in Vaziani unit on July 27.
2013-07-26Transparency International: The “Tractors Case” raises questions
The arrest of eight members of Georgia’s Ministry of Agriculture has raised a number of serious questions. According to our legal analysis, the prosecutors’ charges are unsubstantiated and, according to one of the accused, a witness relied on by the prosecution says he was pressurised into giving evidence again the then Minister of Agriculture, David Kirvalidze.
2013-07-26New Details in the Case of Former Senior Officials of Agriculture Ministry
Counter-corruption agency of the MIA arrested nine senior officials of the Agriculture Ministry and deputy director of the Ltd Mechanizatori Mamuka Ivaniadze for the waste of budget funds, professional negligence and oppression on experts; investigation freed four of the detainees under bail. On July 11, Mamuka Ivaniadze held press-conference and stated that prosecutor Giorgi Davitashvili had compelled him under psychological oppression to make testimony against the former minister of agriculture Davit Kirvalidze.
2013-07-26One More Accused Person Freed from the Courtroom at the Trial on Bachana Akhalaia’s Case
Davit Chubinidze, accused for the torture of seven riot police officers together with Bachana Akhalaia and six more people, was freed from the courtroom under bail.
2013-07-25Treatment of C-Hepatitis to Launch at Penitentiary Establishments
In autumn of 2013, C Hepatitis Treatment Program will be launched in penitentiary establishments of Georgia. Together with the Ministries of Penitentiary and Healthcare, civil society was also involved in the development of the program. In the frame of the project, five hundred inmates will take free medical treatment during first year. Experts hope, the process will go beyond penitentiary system and patients outside the prisons will also have right to take free medical treatment.
2013-07-25Thomas Hammarberg prepares recommendations
The Commission set up in Georgia to oversee the handling of material which had resulted from illegal surveillance activities in the past years had a meeting on 13 July 2013 in Tbilisi to which Thomas Hammarberg, the EU Special Adviser on Legal and Constitutional Reform and Human Rights in Georgia, was invited.
2013-07-24Human Rights Center about Constitutional Amendments Initiated in June of 2013
From 2013 Georgia amends the governance model and moves to parliamentary system that first of all means relevant reflection of the government division principle in the Constitution through increasing and reinforcing the role of the Parliament. Parliamentary system envisages balance between legislative and executive branches of the government and accountability of the government to the parliament.
2013-07-24Change of Party Funding Rules Proposed
Political party funding rules, tightened ahead of last year’s parliamentary elections, will be eased by allowing corporate donations to parties, according to draft of amendments to the law on political unions initiated by the Georgian Dream coalition.
2013-07-23Davit Kirvalidze’s questioned as a witness
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