2009-04-22Rebellion in Women’s Colony Was Subdued by Force
After the rebellion in the Tbilisi Women’s Colony the female inmates were taken to Rustavi Prison # 1. Their conditions in custody are unbearable. Zaza Khatiashvili, president of the Trade Union of the Lawyers of Georgia, stated that the rights of the inmates are violated.
2009-04-16Tamaz Makashvili Co-Chairperson of Gori Office of the Alliance for Georgia Started Hunger-Strike
2009-04-14Last Night Two Activists Were Wounded
2009-04-13Human Rights Center Assesses Dispersal of Demonstration as Blatant Violation of Democratic Norms
2009-04-13High Ranking Officials of Law Enforcement Bodies Took Part in Dispersal
As was expected, the government could not control themselves for long and on the night of April 11 they dispersed the demonstrators in front of the parliament building. According to information of the Human Rights Center law officers took part in the dispersal.
2009-04-10Demonstrators Are Forbidden To Travel From Regions
Today, movement was restricted from various regions of Georgia in the direction of Tbilisi. Mini-buses could not leave Zugdidi, Gurjaani and Khashuri.
2009-04-10The Night of April 9 Was Not Calm At All
During the night of April 9 activists of the Movement “April 9” and Movement “Why” were attacked. Leaders of the movement reported to the Human Rights Center that the attack happened at 11:00 pm in Tbilisi. Iraklil Khukhuneishvili, Lasha Kopaliani and Otar Chelidze were beaten.
2009-04-10Policemen Forced People Out of Mini-Buses in Kakheti Region
On April 9 policemen forced people out of mini-buses which were driving people from Kakheti to Tbilisi. The passengers reported that the patrol police cars blocked their mini-buses on the road and forbade the drivers to continue to Tbilisi. Tthe law enforcers threatened the drivers with detention if they did not obey the law enforcers..
2009-04-10People Are Detained on Political Grounds in Gori
April 8 did not end in Gori without incidents. A representative of Irakli Alasania’s political party was arrested for insulting law enforcers and minor hooliganism in Gori yesterday. Tamaz Makashvili from the “Alliance for Georgia” was set to prison for 10 days.
2009-04-09Opposition Is Persecuted in Zugdidi
2009-04-09Kvemo Kartli Police Detained 60 Members and Activists of the “Democratic Movement for the United Georgia”
2009-04-09A Two-Day Kidnapping and Interrogation
Unidentified people kidnapped Avto Beridze, chairperson of the Batumi youth office of the political party “United Georgia”, for two days. The kidnappers tried to get some information from him but Beridze does not comment about the requested information with journalists or in private conversations.
2009-04-09European Court of Human Rights Took Up Case of People Killed During Special Operation
Maka Malakmadze, Batumi
Government Might Have To Pay Large Amount of Compensation
Special operation that was carried out in the auto-station “Navtlugi” in Tbilisi at 7:00 pm on January 12, 2006 ended with the death of three young people.
The case was sent to the European Human Rights Court. However, Lasha Jincharauli, attorney of the victim side, stated they are not reported about the exact date of the case discussion at the European Court.
2009-04-07Injustice Leaked from a Scandalous Pipe(part II)
Why Was Not An Inspection Arranged Under the Earth?
The Judge, the experts and the attorneys were discussing the details of the conclusion (#4580/18) of the numerous experts for two days and very often they were in a curious situation. The experts gave such strange answers to the questions that everybody suspected those experts may not have attended the examination; and suspected no expert examination really had been conducted. Finally, it was clear that the experts studied only the work that was performed above the soil while the most part of the work had been done under the soil. The trial witnessed the dialogue between attorney Aleksandre Baramidze and Mamuka Kalandadze, a specialist who participated in the repeated expert examinations.
2009-04-07Injustice Leaked from a Scandalous Pipe(Part 1)
On February 19 2009 Tbilisi City Court sentenced Professor Omar Kutsnashvili to four-years in prison The professor is 66-year-old and has been detained for 9 months already. He is the father of Zakaria Kutsnashvili, a former member of the Parliament of Georgia. Omar Kutsnashvili was arrested based on an anonymous letter to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the letter, an organization of which Omar Kutsnashvili was director, had appropriated state funds. The court could not determine if in fact there had been an appropriation but sent the professor to the prison pursuant to a charge of fabricating documents. The lawyers, human rights defenders and experts of economics think that Omar Kutsnashvili was not guilty of fabrication either and this judgment smells of politics.
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