2011-10-05Ten Witnesses To Be Interrogated Regarding the Lawsuits of Journalists Victimized on May 26
2011-10-05Teacher Kidnapped During President’s Visit in Melaani
On September 26, President of Georgia opened a new school building in Melaani village, Gurjaani district. Then he met local citizens in the school yard. Former teacher of Chalaubani public school Lamzira Korchishvili, 53, was one of those who wanted to hand in a letter to the president. However, people in civil clothes kidnapped him from the school-yard.
2011-09-30Official of Constitutional Security Department States He Was under Temporary Insanity When Committing Murder
Senior operative official of Constitutional Security Department 30-year-old Davit Chotalishvili accused of premeditated murder of two young people and an attempt of premeditated murder of one person gave testimony to the court. According to Chotalashvili, he was under state of temporary insanity when he fired.
2011-09-29Police Threats Countrymen after Protest Rally
On September 3, at the session in Velistsikhe village, Minister of Agriculture Bakur Kvezereli reported to the President of Georgia that 110 000 countrymen in Kakheti region will earn 60 million GEL from their grape-harvest; and the vintage was due to over on October 25. Nevertheless, on September 28, countrymen, complaining about the ongoing vintage process, protested in Old Anaga Village in Sighnaghi district.
2011-09-29“Political Heart Attack” in Geguti Prison
Israeli businessman under arrest Zeev Frenkel has had a heart attack. He had a shunt surgery in one of the new clinics of Kutaisi. As the lawyer of the convict Archil Kbilashvili states the reason of the heart attack was deprivation of medicines sent to the Frenkel. Instead of reaching the addressee, the medicines were left in the doctor’s cabinet.
2011-09-26Journalist Shalva Ramishvili and Member of Free Georgia Detained in President’s Vineyard
On September 25, journalist Shalva Ramishvili was detained in the vineyard of the President Mikheil Saakashvili in Kvareli. The journalist visited the vineyard to prepare reportage about it.
2011-09-23Georgia VS Russia Number 2
On September 22, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg discussed to accept the Georgia’s intergovernmental application against Russia or not.
2011-09-21Police Officers or Bandits?
“In Georgia, police officers do not accept bribes but Georgian police officers misappropriate strange properties. And corresponding institutions do not investigate similar facts,” said Vazha Mzhavanadze, who applied to the Human Rights Center for help.
2011-09-21Journalist Was Physically Assaulted While Trying to Video Strike
At the territory of hospital construction which is underway by the order of the insurance company GPI Holding the journalist Gela Mtivlishvili was not allowed to film the place. According to the journalist of Kakheti Information Center and the coordinator of Kakheti Human Rights Center Gela Mtivlishvili, he was physically and verbally insulted and they broke his video camera.
2011-09-20The Public Defender Requests the Chief Prosecutor to Investigate Detention Fact of the Workers on Strike from the Hercules Factory
Based on Paragraph C of Article 21 of the Law of Georgia on the Public Defender of Georgia, the Public Defender has addressed the Prosecutor General of Georgia with a recommendation to launch investigation into the actions carried out by law enforcers on September 13 and 15, 2011, during the workers’ protest in Kutaisi, and to study the facts of hindering workers from holding the protest, dispersal of the protesters, and their detention by law enforcement officers.
2011-09-19Microphones in Batumi City Court Deafened during Several Hours
Courtrooms in the Batumi City Court are well equipped. However, on September 15 microphones in the second court room did not work during the trial. We tried to clear up the situation with the court chairman Temur Gogokhia but he did not wish to make comments on the fact. The Court’s network administration Sergo Khumarian claims the microphones have never worked in that court room before.
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