2012-12-28Ucha Nanuashvili: “I might have to take unpopular steps”
Parliament of Georgia elected new ombudsman Ucha Nanuashvili on December 7th by 82 votes against 18. Ucha Nanuashvili has been heading a local NGO Human Rights Center for years. Recently he has been chosen as a head of board of Human Rights House Tbilisi.
2012-12-27Vani District Governor Arrested
2012-12-26Journalists to be No Longer Engaged into Monitoring of Penitentiary System
On January 1, 2013 so called monitoring team of penitentiary systems is due to end its operation. Moreover, provided the team continues activities, based on the decision reached by different organizations, journalists and acting lawyers will be no longer engaged.
2012-12-25Prosecutors Summon UNM MP for Questioning
2012-12-24Research of GYLA: “Analysis of Cases of Criminal and Administrative Offenses with Alleged Political Motive”
Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association concluded the human rights series with the presentation of the research – “Analysis of Cases of Criminal and Administrative Offenses with Alleged Political Motive”.
2012-12-21Court and Prosecutor’s Office Disseminate Controversial Information about Permissions Issued on Secret Listening-Audio-Recording
On December 20, Tbilisi City Court spread statement about permission on secret listening-audio-recording of phone-conversations which were published in previous days.
2012-12-21Saakashvili Threatens to Veto Judicial Council Reform
President Saakashvili threatened on December 20 to veto government-proposed package of legislative amendments on reforming High Council of Justice if Parliament approved it.
2012-12-20Nika Gvaramia, Aleksandre Khetaguri and Other Detainees Deny Accusation
“Nika Gvaramia is bewildered and does not have idea what he is accused of,” said Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili after having visited director general of the TV-Company Rustavi 2 Nika Gvaramia and other detainees in temporary detention setting of the Tbilisi Main Police Department on December 20.
2012-12-20Rustavi 2 Director General Nika Gvaramia Detained
Nika Gvaramia, Director General of TV company Rustavi 2 was detained on December 19 by Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance for financial machination and forged documents. Along with him Alexander Khetaguri, former Minister of Energy as well as Kakha Damenia, former deputy Minister of Economy and Devi Kandelaki, chief executive officer of Telasi and Giorgi Nemsitsveridze, founder of L & F Service have been arrested.
2012-12-20Incident in Kutaisi During Saakashvili's Visit
Dozens of angry protesters picketed on December 19 a local office of the United National Movement’s (UNM) party in Kutaisi, where President Saakashvili was meeting lawmakers from his party, leading to an incident in which UNM lawmakers were insulted.
2012-12-20Investigation Service Published Permission on Secret Audio-Recording of Phone Conversation
Gurjaani District Governor Fired Village Attorneys Kvareli Municipal Board Might Stop Authority of the District Governor Kutaisi District Election Commission Started Preparing for Local Elections MP Giorgi Gviniashvili – “Sagarejo District Governor Misappropriated State Property but Investigation Was Dropped” Outpatients to Be Built in Kakheti Region Archive
I have been observing elections since 2003. I have not missed any elections, though I had to miss it as a voter becauseArchive
Recently, protest of Geguti prison inmates was one of the most urgent topics in Georgian media. Hundreds of prisoners used different forms ofArchive