2011-03-31“Death Export” – New Term in Public Defender’s Report
Today, Public Defender of Georgia Giorgi Tughushi will publish the Report on Human Rights Situation in Georgia in 2010. The document with about 700 pages will be uploaded on the official website of the Public Defender’s Office www.ombudsman.ge.
2011-03-31Oppositional Eight to Leave Negotiation Table
The Oppositional Eight introduced the causes that prompted them to stop the dialogue with the Georgian government to Georgian Academy and NGOs. The opposition has been negotiating with the government regarding the issue of changing election environment for five months.
2011-03-30Batumi City Hall Left Poor People without Free Dinner
The Batumi City Hall reduced the rank of socially disabled people, who can have free dinner, from 70 000 to 57 000 points. As a result, more than 100 families remained without assistance. A local resident Vladimer Jgharkava applied to the Adjara office of the Human Rights Center for help.
2011-03-29Families Without Electricity and Food Vouchers
Residents of Khevischala, Chartali, Cheremi and Shiraki villages in Kakheti region received neither electricity nor food vouchers. The villages have not been supplied with the electricity for almost 20 years and locals did not expect the electricity vouchers in its time.
2011-03-25The Geneva Process: A Balance Sheet since the Russia-Georgia War
Two and a half years into the armistice and fifteen rounds into the Geneva implementation talks (“Georgia & The Geneva Process: A Balance Sheet Since The 2008 War,” EDM, March 10), the Geneva process seems to be leading nowhere.
2011-03-25Georgian Soldiers Shooting near Davit Gareji
The Ministry of Defense categorically denies the renewal of the military trainings near Davit Gareji military shooting-range. The crew of TV-Company Maestro observed the explosions near the monastery and informed the public on the corresponding on March 20th in the reportage covered by the studio GNS.
2011-03-24President Calls on Writers to “Awakening”
2011-03-24Statement of Georgian PEN Center
On March 23rd, Georgian national broadcasters disseminated the speech made by President Saakashvili which focused on the commentary made recently by Georgian writer Zaza Burchiladze at the Georgian writers’ anthology in the city of Kutaisi.
2011-03-23Letter Sent to the President is Returned
The website of the President of Georgia – www.president.gove.ge – has a service entitled Letter to the President. This service provides users the opportunity to electronically send an e-mail to the President. However, the e-mail does not reach the addressee and it comes back with the warning – “the indicated electronic address has a problem of receiving”.
2011-03-23Eric Fournier: “I got the impression that I was hearing the description of Neo Bolshevik state”
For Georgian government the impression of ambassador of France Eric Fournier that Georgia is more like neo Bolshevik state than democratic, seemed unbelievable. Eric Fournier shared this comment on March 15th while presenting the outcomes of the research of seven different NGOs in the hotel Marriot.
2011-03-22Akhasheni Population Held a Protest Rally
2011-03-22Scandalous Confession of Businessman
Ltd Giorgi 3, one of the large companies in Sighnaghi region has stopped working. The founder of the company Giorgi Chirinashvili who operated the auto complex and a petroleum station states that since he joined Nino Burjanadze’s the political movement, finance police hinders his work.
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