2010-11-1110 Years and 8 Months – for Stealing Cigarette, Vodka and Beer
Chairman of the Telavi district court Mamuka Tsiklauri imposed imprisonment of 10 years and 8 months on 16-year-old Malkhaz Mzekalishvili for stealing cigarette, beer and vodka from the shop. Although specialist state that Malkhaz Mzekalishvili’s mental and physical development stopped at the age of 11, the judge did not satisfy any motion of the attorney on medical expertise of the convicted.
2010-11-09Vardzelashvili’s Car Was Scratched by Knife
Who caused 230 GEL worth of damage to the property of Mr. Vano Vardzelashvili and spent four months in prison for it? The official documents gathered by the Gori office of the Human Rights Center demonstrate that this person scratched the bonnet of the former regional governor’s car by day in the town center. According to the information available, this person was cursing Mr. Vardzelashvili.
2010-11-08Statement of the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders about “Accused Victims”
Human Rights NGOs undersigned below express their concern regarding the recent judgment of the Tbilisi City Court sentencing 6 youngsters to 3 years and 4 months imprisonment for hooliganism, the fact of which has not been established by reliable evidence, and despite a number of elevating circumstances present in the case. This comes as a particularly harsh sentence in comparison with a pattern of sentences applied e.g., against law enforcement officials who were found guilty of causing deprivation of citizens’ lives. Just to compare: for the murder of Buta Robakidze, 19, the police officer was sentenced to a 4-year-imprisonment (in 2006) and the murderers of Girgvliani, 27, did not even spend the 4 years in prison, being pardoned by the President (in 2009).
2010-11-04“How My Daughter Turned Up in Malaysia With Two Bags of Drugs!” The Mother of Babutsa Gordadze Wonders
The death penalty might be imposed on two Georgian women for spreading drugs in Malaysia. The possible main suspect in this crime disappeared after Malaysian law enforcement bodies suspected him. The suspect, who took the two Georgian women to Turkey to work in a Jeans Shop, has yet to be found.
2010-11-02Government VS Batumi Based Family of Galogres
Batumi residents connect the detention of Ruslan Galogre with the wish of the government to seize the hotel from the family of Galogres. Ruslan’s brother – former head of Georgia-Turkey custom house, late Oleg Galogre – built the hotel during Aslan Abashidze’s governance in Adjara.
Man with automatic gun is “victim”, socially disabled – “businessman”, patrol-investigator “settles the problem.”
Khoni district court has been discussing the criminal case with nine accused people for several months. They are blamed in following criminal traditions, storage of weapon, and extortion money from businessman, hooliganism and purchase-possession of narcotic substance. Khoni district police carried out special operation to detain them based on the secret phone-calls.
2010-10-28Financial Police Works With the Methods of Gestapo – 100 Witnesses Brought By Force of Guns to Police
On October 24th, late at night, Georgian financial police detained 100 Adjara residents in their homes. These are the citizens who systematically crossed Sarpi customs service for last 4 months. Police was looking for the members of criminal group and their allies. Ultimately, on October 25th, out of 100 citizens 15 detainees were transferred to Tbilisi.
2010-10-28Employer Cannot Fire Employee Without Reason
2010-10-28Sozar Subari’s Brother Might Be Imprisoned for Seven Years
Brother of one of the leaders of the “Georgian Party” – Sozar Subari (former public defender) – Vakhtang Subeliani was charged under article 210 of the Criminal Code of Georgia at 1:00 am on October 28. This article envisages imprisonment for 7 years. Besides Subeliani, several employees of the Petrol Company “Amo” Ltd were arrested. They are accused in preparation of false invoices.
2010-10-26Former MP Does Not Plead Guilty
Chief prosecutor’s office finished investigation on the case of the former MP Nikoloz Kvezereli. The case was sent to the Tbilisi City Court for further discussion. Kvezereli is accused in extortion of money and car from the Korean investor and resistance to police officers. The former MP was sentenced to pretrial detention.
2010-10-25Parliament Introduced Amendments to the Criminal Procedural Code in Secret
The Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) blames the Parliament of Georgia in breaching the regulations when introducing amendments to the Criminal Procedural Code of Georgia. According to the GYLA, the above-mentioned amendment can be declared unconstitutional based on the Organic Law of Georgia about Constitutional Court.
2010-10-22What Happened in Lilo Market
On October 21, quarrel at the entrance to Lilo market started at about 1:00 pm and lasted almost half an hour. Strangers physically assaulted a leader of the National Forum Gubaz Sanikidze and journalists. The employee of the TV-Company “Kavakasia” was beaten; the video-camera of the online TV- ITV was broken; the member of the National Forum Zaza Chakvetadze was arrested.
2010-10-20Tbilisi City Hall VS Irakli Kakabadze
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