2011-09-16Police Disrupts Strike of Hercules Factory Workers and Arrests Protestors
At 22:00 pm on September 15th, police disrupted a protest action of Georgian-Indian factory Hercules. According to United Georgian Trade Unions, the police detained approximately 35 citizens during the protest disruption. There are four people among the detainees.
2011-09-13Head of II Police Department of Adjara Threatened Journalist of Human Rights Center with Arrest
The head of the II Police Department of Adjara Emzar Surmanidze threatened the Human Rights Center regional coordinator in Adjara and journalist of humanrights.ge Maka Malakmadze with arrest.
2011-09-09Georgian Young Lawyers Sue Imedi-TV and Rustavi 2 in Regulatory Commission and MP Goka Gabashvili in the Court
“Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association shall apologize to me!” stated MP Goka Gabashvili in the interview“Young Lawyers Sue Goka Gabashvili in the Court” with the newspaper New Generation.
2011-09-09Civil Society Gathered to Support GYLA
On September 8th Georgian NGOs held a solidarity action to support Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA). The representatives of Georgian civil society gathered at the office of GYLA and expressed concern over the attack against GYLA by the government officials.
2011-09-08“Demetradze Might Be Killed But Publicly Reported as Suicide”
Former player of the Georgian National Football Team Giorgi Demetradze is in poor conditions in prison. He was convicted for the membership of the criminal world and sentenced to 6-year-imprisonment. At the moment, he is waiting for the discussion of his cassation suit and decision of the Supreme Court.
2011-09-08Woman Forcibly Placed in Mental Hospital
The Human Rights Center protests placement of 45-year-old N.K. in mental hospital. Police took the disabled woman to mental hospital by force based on the application of people living in her house though she did not create problems for anybody.
2011-09-06Strange Materials from Top Secret Case of “Enveri”
One of the convicted from Enveri Case, pilot Gela Kakabadze met his family members on August 31 for the first time since imprisonment. His wife visited him in Gldani prison # 8. On July 6, the Court sent Gela Kakabadze to prison for 13 years and 6 months. Newspaper Batumelebi interviewed his family members about some details from Kakabadze‘s case.
2011-09-02Head of Vashalomidze’s Security Service Physically Assaulted a Woman in His Office
Lela Abesadze - former neighbor of the head of Adjara Government Levan Varshalomidze said the head of his security service – Vakhtang Kazazishvili beat her in the building of Adjara Government. Abesadze had bruises and injuries on the legs. Police station # 3 is investigating the fact.
2011-08-31Strange Arithmetic for the Repressed
Zeinab Burdiashvili is a daughter of the victim of Soviet repressions Dimitri Burdiashvili. Dimitri Burdiashvili was one of the 33 conspirators of 1941. He got the hope of liberation of Georgia from Soviet regime after the start of WWII. Their action plan was just in the form of idea when they were suddenly arrested.
West Georgia’s Regional Prosecutor’s Office passed verdict in favor of prisoner Ramaz Pataraia; the Human Rights Center represented him at the trial. As a result, the officers of the penitentiary department were detained as accused of the prisoner’s torture and abuse of their power.
2011-08-24Special Operation in Kintsvisi – Next Fairy Tale from MIA
In the morning of May 26, MIA officers arrested 24-member group in the territory of Kintsvisi Monastery. The reason of their detention was plotting of an armed mutiny and illegal possession of weapon. The government-controlled national TV-Companies actively reported about the special operation. The representative of the prosecutor’s office said at the trial that it was not a special operation and the accused were detained in Tbilisi not in Kintsvisi.
2011-08-24“Multinational Georgia” Suggests Georgian President to Refrain from Using Xenophobic Terminology
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