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City council members cannot agree on reimbursement issue
Gori City Council members still cannot agree on the reimbursement amount, necessary for the implementation of their duties. According to the deputy from United National Movement Mindia Goderdzilshvili, Georgian Dream member values freedom of deputies very low. Deputies from opposition parties complain about twice-rejected resolution by the majority members of the City Council; the resolution had to regulate reimbursement of the expenses for deputies. 
Facts of Human Rights Violation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the Report of International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH)
Several days ago, famous international organization – International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) published a reportDisputed Entities in Eastern Europe – Human Rights Sacrificed, which presents human rights situation in five disputed entities of Eastern Europe: Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and now Crimea too.
Demonstration in Support of Detained Human Rights Defenders in front of Azerbaijan Embassy
Civil activists held demonstration in support of detained human rights defenders and journalists in Azerbaijan. The demonstrators symbolically gathered in Heydar Aliyev Square and then marched towards the Azerbaijan Embassy in Tbilisi.
Salaries To Be Increased for the Employees of Kutaisi City Hall
From January 1, 2015, employees of Kutaisi local self-governmental agencies, who will occupy positions as a result of certification competitions in two months, will receive increased salaries- Kutaisi Mayor Shota Murgulia said.
Abkhaz Reactions on Russia-Proposed New Treaty
Russia-proposed draft of new treaty with Abkhazia on “alliance and integration” is being debated in Abkhazia with some senior officials in breakaway region expressing concerns over “losing sovereignty” and suggesting that the tabled initial text requires improvements.
Five Disputed Entities in the Report of FIDH
On October 9, famous international organization - International Federation of Human Rights FIDH published a report about human rights situation in five disputed entities of the Eastern Europe.
Disputed Entities in Eastern Europe: Human Rights Sacrificed
The status of disputed entities in Eastern Europe is the source of serious human rights violations, and the victims have no access to justice, denounces FIDH in a report published on October 9. There are five such territories, since the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. In order to remedy the legal vacuum, and in view of the danger of the situation spreading, FIDH calls on the international community to settle these conflicts without delay, taking the protection of human rights as the basis for such settlements.
Mother of Lost Otar Lazashvili from Khevsureti Region Urges for Help
“I beg you to assist me to find my son. I do not know he is alive or I should mourn over him,” mother of missing Otar Lazashvili from Khevsureti has been requesting assistance in the search of her son for more than a year. 
Andrei Sakharov Freedom Award to political prisoners in Azerbaijan
The Norwegian Helsinki Committee awards The Andrei Sakharov Freedom Award in 2014 to political prisoners in Azerbaijan. They exhibit great courage and make huge efforts in promoting dignity, democratic values and human rights in their home country. Azerbaijan is a European country that is developing towards dictatorship, says Secretary General of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), Bjørn Engesland, in today’s press release. This award is given to all of the political prisoners. It is a sad fact that they are too numerous to all be mentioned here.

Human Rights Center Addresses to the Government of Georgia with Regard to Legal Problems of Aliens in Georgia
On Oktober 7 Human Rights Center held a press-conference to address to the government of Georgia to resolve legal problems of aliens in Georgia. 
Gori City Hall Will Hold Competition for Public Servants at the End of Month
Gori City Mayor Zurab Jirkvelishvili met representatives of nongovernmental organizations to discuss upcoming competition for public servants at local self-governmental agencies. The mayor offered one place in the jury to the civil sector. 
Representative of Human Rights Center Makes Working Visit to Council of Europe
The head of the Legal Aid Center of Human Rights Center, Tamar Avaliani, made working visit to Strasbourg in the frameworks of Human Rights House project, along with the representatives of NGOs from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Moldova.
Life in the villages of conflict affected area
Villages - Plavi, Plavismani and Kveshi are located near the ABL, adjacent to the occupied South Ossetia. The road finishes with wire-fence 150 meters away from the Georgian blockpost. The 150 meter distance is a risky zone, where person can be kidnapped and taken to Tskhinvali for alleged “violation of the border” and keep you in prison before paying 2 000 Russian rubles. De-facto authority of South Ossetia calls it “administrative fine.” Nobody is secured from the so-called “blind shooting” in the direction of the Georgia controlled area from the 150-meter zone. 
Human Rights Defenders Speak About Breached Labor Contracts
Last month, two resonant cases of breached labor contracts and employees’ rights occurred in Gori,- chairperson of the Gori office of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association Keti Bebiashvili said when commenting on the suspended labor contracts with two teachers of Khidistavi Public School and about cabal labor contract offered to the employees of TV-Company Dia by the company administration; the latter resulted into resignation of 12 employees at the company. 
Detention of high officials of Defense Ministry is:
Fight against corruption and professional crime Fight against Euro-Atlantic Course Persecution on political grounds I cannot answer


Fragile Peace in Balkans
After a long and complicated preparation period, on July 30, we landed in Sarajevo. Despite scary landing caused by bad weather conditions, I
Hungry Commission Members and Commission Chairpersons Angry with Observers in Batumi
Seal without Carve and Voter with Two Names in Guria


What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?
“Miscarriages of justice“– we use this term to characterize the problems existing in the system of Georgian judiciary during ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili’s governance. 
Triggers of Prisoners’ Mass Protests
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