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Report on the protection of human rights and freedoms in Georgia of the Public Defender of Georgia for 2013
This document is the Report of the Public Defender of Georgia for 2013 on the protection of human rights and freedoms in Georgia covering wide spectrum of civic, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Furthermore, it highlights positive and negative trends in human rights area for the reporting period, brings together key recommendations developed by the Public Defender towards various branches of government,  the timeliness and degree of fulfilment of which to a great extent will define the establishment of high standards in human rights protection in Georgia.
This Affects You – Demonstration in Batumi
On February19, demonstration was held in the frame of the Campaign “This Affects You – we are still listened to” in Batumi. Representatives of nongovernmental and media organizations initially gathered in May 6 Park and then marched to Batumi University to request prohibition of illegal, secret surveillance. 
Journalist of Guria News Alleges District Governor Verbally Insulted Her
Journalist of Guria News Zhana Megrelishvili said, on February 14, Ozurgeti district governor Konstantine Sharashenidze insulted and cursed her in his working rooms, when journalist tried to get his comment.
Journalists of Lanchkhuti Based Newspaper Blame Georgian Dream’s Members in Verbal Insulting
Journalist of the local independent newspaper “Yes and No” Mamuka Kantaria said that two days ago, at about 19:00 pm, members of the Georgian Dream’s local office and employees of non-profit legal entity Lanchkhuti Guria (football club) Edisher Zhordania, Gialo Chkhaidze, Temur Aleksaia and director of Ltd Lanchkhuti 2000 Nugzar Tsintsadze broke into the newspaper’s office and verbally insulted the journalist. Kantaria said the abusers were irritated because of the article, they had published in the newspaper Yes and No.

What do you think, are rights of former senior governmental officials breached?
Yes, their rights are breached No their rights are not breached I am not informed I cannot answer


Hungry Commission Members and Commission Chairpersons Angry with Observers in Batumi
I have been observing elections since 2003. I have not missed any elections, though I had to miss it as a voter because
Seal without Carve and Voter with Two Names in Guria
First Time as an Observer


Triggers of Prisoners’ Mass Protests
Recently, protest of Geguti prison inmates was one of the most urgent topics in Georgian media. Hundreds of prisoners used different forms of
Autumn Fly
Human Rights Center to Monitor Trials on Former Senior Governmental Officials

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