2010-02-26“State Is Funded from Committed Crimes” – Influential Organization Exposed Georgian Faulty Practice
Influential organization Transparency International – Georgia published a special report on the system of plea-bargain working in Georgia. The report describes the work of the plea bargain system in Georgia and how it influences the protection of the right to fair trial.
2010-02-25Why Is Attorney Sent to Prison for Eight Years
Investigation accused lawyer from Gori Marina Chitadze in extorting money from client and oppression on victims in order to change the testimony. The lawyer is sentenced to 8-year-imprisonment. Here is the story which changed the fate of Marina Chitadze.
2010-02-22Prisoner Sewed Up His Mouth and Eyes and Then Cut His Body by Sharp Knife
On February 14 Apolon Giorgadze sewed his mouth and on February 16 - eyes. Giorgadze does not plead guilty and for this reason he used grave forms of protest. On February 8, more precisely, Kutaisi City Court added more 6 years to his sentence, later ten months were added to his term for disobedience to prison officer. Before that, he was sent to prison for 12 years because of robbery. By now, he has served only 5 years. The prisoner does not plead himself guilty in any of the accusations.
2010-02-22Robbery Attacks Still Occur in Guria
2010-02-18“Freedom Is Difficult when There Is Murderer in the City” – Manifestation in Support of Political Prisoners
On February 18, members and supporters of the Conservative party, People’s Party and Movement for Just Georgia organized protest movement from underground station “Tsereteli” to US “Didube”. Demonstrators demanded to release arbitrarily detained political prisoners.
2010-02-18Unexecuted Court Decisions Increased
Number of unexecuted court decisions has seriously increased at Imereti regional bureau of the Execution Department. Victimized citizens demand to execute court decisions. Lawyers clarify that unexecuted judgments is a serious problem throughout the country and it is caused by various reasons.
2010-02-16Why Government Delays Discussion of Girgvliani’s Case in Strasbourg Court
Case discussion under Civil Law of Georgia ended with quite unrespectable result for Georgian society before the European Court of Human Rights started discussion of Sandro Girgvliani’s murder. Tbilisi City Court partly satisfied the suit of Girgvliani’s family and imposed payment of compensation of 40 000 GEL on the defendant side. However, the family requested 200 000 GEL as a compensation.
2010-02-09European Court Recognized Rights of Repressed People on Getting Compensation from Georgian State
According to the judgment of the Strasbourg Human Rights Court Georgia shall introduce amendments to the law which was declared to be obligatory in 1997. The case deals with the citizens who were victims of Stalin’s repressions in 1937 and in fact it is precedential. European Court passed verdict against Georgia in the case Kiladzes VS Georgia and imposed the state to pay compensation to the victimized families. It means, like the Kiladzes other repressed people can also file complaints against the state.
2010-02-02Hostage of the Government
Last December, American congressman Frank Wolf sent letter to the Minister of Justice of Georgia Zurab Adeishvili and requested to release political prisoners. The Congressman quoted an extract from the report of the US State Department on Human Rights which discusses politically motivated detentions together with other violations; the report also underscores oppression on the judiciary system by the government. Before that, FIDH confirmed existence of political prisoners in Georgia.
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