2010-03-10Controversial Information Spread about Ksani Prison
After fire in the prison, Public Defender’s Office and penitentiary department spread controversial information about the situation in Ksani prison.
2010-03-09Why is the case of Khatuna Charaeva “Griffith Secret”?
On March 16 second closed trial on Khatuna Charaeva will be held in Tbilisi City Court. According to her attorney Gagi Mosiashvili from Georgian Young Lawyers Association, the case of Charaeva is declared to be Griffith Secret. Correspondingly, he has no right to inform us about case details. According to the Akhalgori residents, Georgian judiciary system is partial in regard with Charaeva, because in fact she is not a criminal but a victim of persecution on ethnic grounds. Akhalgori de-facto district administration also confirms this. As district deputy head Aleksandre Baratashvili told us, he is responsible for the honesty of Charaeva.
2010-03-09One More Appeal Against Georgia in Strasbourg
State prosecutor declared Omar Makharadze from Batumi to be an ally of sought rebel Emzar Kvitsiani based on assumption. Later, based on the verdict of Gali and Gulripshi district court property of Makharadze, evaluated for one million GEL, was seized because his cooperation with Kvitsiani. Officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs use his three-storied hotel and three cottages in Gonia now. Omar Makharadze has not put up with the seizure of the property and intends to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to protect his rights.
2010-03-05House of Juvenile Accused Was Burnt
The incident happened in the village of Kardenakhi in Gurjaani district. On March 2, late at night, unidentified people set Elisashvili’s house on fire and the second floor of the house burnt down. Nobody was injured in the family. Criminal case was launched on the fact and Gurjaani district police is investigating the incident.
2010-03-04Erik Dudaev: “Just Imagine, They Have Killed My Father, Raped My Sister … I Will Never Forgive It to Them”
Experts working on South Ossetian conflict view Marek (Nodar) Dudaev as a tragic person rather than a criminal. Marek was 13 years old when he witnessed murder of his father, raping of his sister and burning of his mother. Georgian conflict scientists state Marek Dudaev turned into a criminal because of the tragedy. On November 25, 2005 Marek Dudaev, resident of the village of Artsevi in Tskhinvali district, was sentenced to 23-year-imprisonment for murder, extortion and robbery by Tbilisi City Court. His brother Erik Dudaev is also sought. He is member of de-facto parliament of South Ossetia. Humanrights.ge managed to interview him.
2010-03-01Prosecutor’s Office Failed to Consider Several Circumstances
Avtandil Darsavelidze was sent to prison for 4 years and Elguja Gabadadze for 3 years and 6 months; Tengiz Darakhvelidze will spend 2 years in prison – this verdict was passed on the explosion of Memorial to Victory by Kutaisi City Court. Besides that, each of them were fined with 5 000 GEL. The verdict shall be appealed at Appeal Court – decided the attorneys of the convicted.
2010-03-01List of Ossetian Citizens Captured by Georgian Security Service as Tskhinvali Regime Claims
Online edition www.sandidzan.eu of Ossetian Diaspora on Europe published the list of those Ossetian citizens who are captured by Georgian said as Tskhinvali regime claims; their fate is still unclear. The detention of these 39 people is often discussed at Geneva Negotiations. Georgian law enforcement bodies deny the existence of these people in Georgian prisons. However, part of them is convicted for various crimes; though they do not publish their names.
2010-03-01Tsotne Gamsakhurdia Continues Hunger-Strike
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.
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