2013-07-23Davit Kirvalidze’s questioned as a witness
2013-07-19Substantial Discussion of Gigi Ugulava and Davit Kezerashvili’s Case Started
Substantial discussion of the criminal case on Gigi Ugulava, Tbilisi Mayor and Davit Kezerashvili, former defense minister of Georgia, was held at the Tbilisi City Court.
2013-07-19Substantial Discussion of Bachana Akhalaia’s Case in the Episode of Prison Riot to Start
Tbilisi City Court scheduled substantial discussion of Bachana Akhalaia’s case. The case refers to the episode of prison riot on March 27, 2006. Chief Prosecutor’s Office blames Bacho Akhalaia in the abuse of professional power during the riot in Ortachala Prison # 5. In the moment of the riot, Akhalaia was head of the penitentiary department.
2013-07-18Bidzina Ivanishvili: “Give Us Facts and You Will See Reaction”
For the last one month more facts of physical assault and intimidation of citizens by the employees of Shida Kartli regional police, criminal police and State Security Service local offices have occurred. Representatives of Human Rights Center’s Gori office collected data about several incidents and presented them to the office of Prime Minister of Georgia. “Give those facts to us and you will see the reaction,” Prime-Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said.
2013-07-18Zurab Laliashvili Released from Court Room
2013-07-17“Every Day Spent in Prison by the Victims of Torture and Arbitrary Judgments Is Equal to Torture”
On July 16, Human Rights Center presented information about the convicted Tamaz Rasoyan, torture victim, to the representatives of media; the presentation was held in the conference hall of the Human Rights House Tbilisi.
2013-07-16Tengiz Gunava Sentenced to Four Years in Prison
Former head of General Inspection, Governor of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Tengiz Gunava was sentenced to four years imprisonment. Tbilisi City Court found him guilty in three episodes of charges. The convict was detained in the courtroom and transferred to the penitentiary department.
2013-07-15According to Merab Kikabidze, Prosecutor Forced Him to Testify against Akhalaia
At the hearing of case of former Defense Minister Bachana Akhalaia, defendant Merab Kikabidze was interrogated. According to Kikabidze, Prosecutor Tsatsua demanded him to testify against Akhalaia and general Kalandadze and promised that Kalandadze would be released in exchange.
2013-07-15Human Rights Center Requests Release of Victim of Torture
Human Rights Center has addressed Joint Permanent Commission of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance for early release of Tamaz Rasoiani.
2013-07-12Charges Filed in Major Construction Firm's Alleged Swindle Case
Owners of Georgia’s once one of the largest real estate developer and construction companies, Center Point Group, which gained notoriety for allegedly duping thousands of its clients, have been charged with large-scale fraud and embezzlement.
2013-07-12Parliamentary Committee Approves Draft Law on Amnesty for Covert Recordings
At the July 11 sitting the members of the Committees for Human Rights and Civil Integration voted for the admission of draft law on amnesty for covert recordings and illegal wiretapping.
2013-07-11Mamuka Ivaniadze says he was forced to give testimony against Davit Kirvalidze
According to Mamuka Ivaniadze, the person indicted with regard to the case of the detained officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, he was forced to give testimony against Davit Kirvalidze.
2013-07-10Man's Death Day After Police Interrogation Raises Questions
Death of a 36-year-old man, Mamuka Mikautadze, who was found hanged in Tbilisi outskirts a day after he was interrogated in the police over alleged case involving less than 12 grams of marijuana, triggered allegations of possible police mistreatment of the man.
2013-07-09Mamuka Mikautidze’s wife says his husband was forced to give false testimony
Investigators had been questioning Mamuka Mikautidze’s wife till 5 am. According to lawyer Gagi Mosiashvili, Mikautidze’s wife talked in detail about the violations that took place during her husband’s interrogation.
2013-07-09After the election prisoner’s suits have not been submitted to the Strasbourg Court - Tea Tsulukiani
After the election prisoner’s suits have not been submitted to the Strasbourg Court, Minister of Justice Tea Tsulukiani said at the presentation of the project Human rights in prisons and other closed institutions at the Holiday Inn hotel.
2013-07-08Archil Kbilashvili Plans to Make an Announcement about Prime Minister’s Proposals Tomorrow
The Chief prosecutor Archil Kbilashvili plans to make an official announcement about the Prime Minster’s proposals regarding Vladimer Bedukadze, the maker of the prison torture footage tomorrow. As InterPressNews was told by Archie Kbilashvili, he will speak about this at a press conference tomorrow, scheduled to be held at 12:00.
2013-07-08Ombudsman Met with Journalists and Representatives of NGO Sector in Kakheti
On July 4th, Ombudsman of Georgia Ucha Nanuashvili met with the journalists and representatives of NGO sector in Gurjaani. The meeting was held in the office of Kakheti Information Center. Ombudsman introduced 2012 report at the meeting which has been presented to the Parliament. Ucha Nanuashvili talked about the problems existing in the penitentiary as well as mass dismissals from jobs in the local governments after the parliamentary elections.
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