2015-08-24Human Rights Summer School in Istanbul
Human rights summer school was held in Istanbul on August 3-9, 2015, within the framework of a joint project of the Public Defender's Office and the Human Rights Center. The project was funded and co-organized by the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities (OSCE HCNM).
2015-08-24Farmers from Kakheti Protest Tentative Price of Grape
Traditionally, the harvest in Kakheti region will start from Alazani embankment villages in Dedoplistskaro district from the end of August. State budget will allocate subsidies but companies have not yet made comments how much they will pay for one kilo of grape.
2015-08-01Immigrant families without legal protection
According to the latest official information of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons, 35 thousand people in Georgia are victims of natural disaster and require social, economic support or a place to live.
2015-07-20Special Meeting in Ergneti will be held on July 20, 2015
On July 16, uniformed Russian and Ossetian armed forces mobilized at the surrounding area of Khurvaleti and Tsitelubani villages. They did not allow locals to harvest. The locals ask for help from the Government. They think that the situation became difficult after media representatives dismantled so-called “border banner” of South Ossetia.
2015-07-17Human Rights Summer School has ended
A joint project of Human Rights Center, Public Defender of Georgia and OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities – “Human Rights Summer School”, was held from July 10 to July 16.
2015-07-14New Occupation Line
On July 10, on the surrounding area of village Tsitelubani of Gori district and village Ortchosani of occupied district Akhalgori, near the Tbilisi-Gori central highway, the representatives of Russian occupation forces moved so-called border banners 300 meters into the Georgia-controlled territory. According to the new occupation line, a part of Baku-Supsa pipeline turned up within the occupied territory.
2015-07-09Beef Meet Infected 10 People in Kardenakhi
2015-07-08Remarks of the Public Defender of Georgia on National Integrity System Assessment Report by Organization Transparency International – Georgia
In June 2015, Organization Transparency International - Georgia has released a Report on National Integrity System Assessment in Georgia. The document encompasses examination of the functioning of 12 institutions in Georgia, including the Public Defender’s Office and reflects positive and negative changes implemented in these bodies over the last four years.
2015-06-26Gori Municipality Assembly Refused to Transfer Buildings to the Ministry of Economy
The Ministry of Economy asks transfer of four kindergarten buildings from the Gori City Hall, so they can legalize this space for internally displaced persons. At this moment, refugees are living temporarily in these four buildings. Gori City Hall rents five kindergarten buildings, for which 4000 lari are spent monthly from the local budget.
2015-06-23The reasons that caused the flood in June 13
Nino TsotsoriaSeveral hours of rain in Tbilisi, on June 13, flooded river Vere. As a result, the river overflowed from its banks, flooded Heroes Square, and its adjacent areas. Up to 20 people died during the disaster, 3 are still missing. The flood destroyed the zoo. One part of the animals drowned in the water, some of them were liquidated after the escape. Road surface and infrastructure is destroyed. Total damage is approximately 100 million Lari.
2015-06-19A Citizen Died after a Drug Test
56-year-old Levan Abzianidze died in Kutaisi on June 17. Two persons took him to the Imereti Regional Division of MIA, from where he was taken to the Narcological Center. He took a drug test, but it did not show that he was under influence of drugs. Few minutes later, on his way from the Narcological Center, he died in the park near his house.
2015-06-04Stir Around Tchreli Abano
“Tiflis Hamkari” protested removal of the dome during restoration of “Tchreli Abano” (motley baths). According to the information published on social network by “Tiflis Hamkari”, removal of the dome is vandalism.
2015-05-25Ruisi Population protests closed roads because of constructing autobahn
Confrontation between the Kareli Municipality governor and some of the locals from Ruisi continues. On May 22 the locals gathered near the Ruisi’s section of Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze highway, protested abolition of access roads to their plots as a result of construction of autobahn.
2015-05-22People affected by halted constructions
I sent application to the construction company “Center Point” to buy an apartment in Didi Dighomi in 2006. I paid the cost of the apartment- 40 000 USD throughout24 months according to the schedule composed by the company. According to the agreement I should have received a white carcass on September 30, 2008, but I am still waiting in vain, “_ said NatiaVakhtangadze, who is affected by the halted construction.
2015-05-21Report of the Public Defender at the session of Human Rights Committee of Parliament
Today, Public Defender presented a report about “State of Human Rights and Basic Freedoms in Georgia in 2014” at the session of Human Rights Committee of the Parliament. Representatives of state agencies and parliamentary secretaries also attended the hearing.
2015-05-20Karajala residents report 5 more women plan to move to Syria
According to the media, two women from Karajala village of Telavi municipality, Irada Gharibova and Anna Suleimanova left for Syria via Turkey. Some locals confirm this information, but some people say they went to Turkey for trading. Husbands of Irada Gharibova and Anna Suleimanova are looking for them. Afterwards, information was spread in Karajala village of Telavi municipality that five more women from the village plan to move to Syria.
2015-05-18Evicted from Melikishvili str. # 47 live in the street
On March 28 this year, 13 families were evicted from the building in Melikishvili str. # 47. The fate of the homeless people is still unclear. Among evicted people are little children, old and bed-bounded sick people.
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