2013-02-12MIA Clarifies Procedural Laws to the Tbilisi Mayor
MIA replied to the statement of Gigi Ugulava, Tbilisi Mayor and news agency Interpresnews published full text of this statement.
2013-02-11Police Warn Tbilisi Mayor over Questioning
After Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava refused to appear before the police for questioning “as a witness” in connection to scuffles that broke out outside the National Library on February 8, the Interior Ministry warned on Monday that “coercive measures” might be applied.
2013-02-08Investigation against Gia Tortladze
Investigative service of the Ministry of Finance started investigation against Gia Trotladze on the alienation of state property; Gia Tortladze was member of the previous convocation parliament and is head of the De-occupation Center. Head of public relation department at the investigative service Natia Sukhiashvili made the statement at the special briefing on February 7.
2013-02-08Human Rights Center to Monitor Trials on Former Senior Governmental Officials
How the detention process of former senior officials is going on; whether political motivation is detected in it and will the new initiative about court juries make the discussion of the cases on former senior officials more transparent – www.humanrights.ge interviewed executive director of Human Rights Center Aleko Tskitishvili about post-election legal environment in the country and detention of former senior officials. He said Human Rights Center starts implementation of a new project, in the frame of what Center’s lawyers and journalists will monitor trials held on the cases of former senior officials.
2013-02-01Human Rights Watch: “Government of Georgia Should Make Human Rights Priority”
Georgia’s new government needs to rectify the troubling human rights problems it inherited, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2013. In addressing past abuses, the government should avoid politically motivated prosecutions, ensure public scrutiny of its actions, and make the worst abuses a top priority.
2013-02-01Reconstruction of Stadium Suspended, Senior Officials of the Municipal Government Summoned to Interrogation
When visiting Guria region in summer of 2012, President Mikheil Saakashvili said it would be renaissance year for the region. And the process was to start with the reconstruction of the playground for the Lanchkhuti football club Guria. That-time Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Ramaz Nikolaishvili said the reconstruction would start soon and it would place 22 000 spectators.
2013-02-01European Court passes three more guilty verdicts against Georgia
European Court of Human Rights passed guilty verdicts on Georgian state in three cases. They are: “Jashi vs Georgia,” “Jeladze vs Georgia” and “Baisuev and Anzorov vs Georgia.” In the first two cases the ECHR concluded violation of the Article III of the European Convention on Human Rights (torture, inhuman and degrading treatment) and violation of the Article V Part 2 of the Convention (right to liberty and security). All three cases were sent to the European Court of Human Rights by Human Rights House Tbilisi member local nongovernmental organization Article 42 of the Constitution.
2013-01-30Human Rights Defenders for the Accused Person’s Right to Freedom of Choice
Court juries will discuss cases of former and acting senior governmental officials. Several days ago, parliament passed legislative initiative after two hearings with 103 votes. Reportedly, additional legislative amendments are planned to the law, which will restrict freedom of choice of the accused person and prosecutor will make final decision whether a concrete case is discussed by jury or not.
2013-01-30Giorgi Sibashvili Does Not Plead Guilty
2013-01-29“I Must See Roland Akhalaia in Prison Next to His Son”
76-year-old Murman Rogava from Zugdidi spent almost 6 years in prison and left it in wheelchair. I met the former prisoner in the rented flat in Mukhiani district, Tbilisi.
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