2015-05-15Gori for the Honor of Georgia –Counter-Demonstration to Be Held in Gori on May 19
“Restore political and economic union with Russia. We call on the Government of Georgia to take practical steps to join Eurasian Union,” chairman of the United Communist Party Temur Pipia addressed to the gathered people in Gori on May 9.
2015-05-14Pankisi Villages Damaged with Flood
2015-05-13Gori City Hall Cancelled Age Limit in Granting Social Allowances to People with Disabilities
2015-05-13ISFED to Defend Interests of Public Servants
2015-05-05Permission Signed by City Hall and Public Protest
On April 27, building company Archi Group started to cut down trees to start construction in Tamarashvili Street 13 that was protested by local inhabitants. Members of the Guerilla Gardening also protested the fact. They have been monitoring the territory of Hippodrome for several months already. Independent deputy of Tbilisi City Council Aleksandre Elisashvili is also against construction in the recreation zone of Hippodrome.
2015-05-01Presentation of Annual Report – State of Human Rights in Georgia in 2014
On May 1, Human Rights Center presented its annual human rights report – State of Human Rights in Georgia in 2014. The report presents human rights situation in Georgia throughout 2014 and in the beginning of 2015. The report was prepared based on the findings of Human Rights Center, other local nongovernmental organizations, Public Defender’s Office of Georgia and other international organizations with financial support of National Endowment for Democracy.
2015-04-29Inhabitants of former neurology institute v Telasi
Neurology Institute – one of the most significant medical institutions in the Soviet Union was located in the high building in Gudamakari Street in Tbilisi since 1980s. After socially indigent families settled in the building, its profile changed and the state assigned it on the new inhabitants. Most of the socially indigent families registered the spaces in the former building of the Neurology Institute.
2015-04-24Gori City Council Refused MIA to Gift Cars
Gori local self-governmental body does not use seven cars from the vehicles owned by Gori City Hall. In 2009, Gori district administration gave five vehicles to the Shida Kartli regional police of the MIA for temporary use. As for two more cars, one of them was assigned to the Shida Kartli regional governor’s administration and the second to the office of the Gori district majoritarian MP for temporary use.
2015-04-23Assault on MPs in Gurjaani – Who Threw Chicken Eggs
Employees of budget-funded organizations threw chicken eggs at the MPs Giorgi Gviniashvili, Irma Nadirashvili and others from the United National Movement in the building of Gurjaani district administration. The MPs wished to attend the session of the fraction National Movement in the municipal board but they were not allowed to. Public servants from neighboring villages were purposefully mobilized in the district administration.
2015-04-17Life in Burnt Houses
In 2008, several houses were burnt as a result of Russian-Georgian war. “War trace does not easily fade away,” Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said during his meeting with businessmen in Gori. Garibashvili spoke about the construction of houses for internally displaced people but did not mention about people living in the villages adjacent to the ABL. Neither local authority has any action plan to rehabilitate the burnt houses of locals.
2015-04-14Graves Left Without Care
Internally displaced people could not go the cemeteries on the occupied territories on Easter Sunday. Georgian side started negotiations about the issue during the Ergneti Meeting but representatives of the Tskhinvali de-facto government refused them. Besides that meeting, Georgian governmental officials raised the issue in the Geneva Meetings too but the de-facto authority did not change its position.
2015-04-01Tchiatura in expectation of an ecological disaster
The population of Tchiatura district blames the company Georgian Manganese of polluting the environment. The company is obtaining and processing manganese in the region. The district majoritarian MP in Tchiatura, Malkhaz Tsereteli, said in 2014 that the environment in Georgia was damaged for 327, 5 million lari. Out of that 324 million lari, which is 99% of the total damage, is in Tchiatura municipality.
2015-03-31Homeless Families in Dedoplistskaro Request Compensation
Tamila Gurashvili has been homeless for three years; she lives in the former building of the military base in Leselidze Street in Dedoplistskaro. Currently, she lives in unbearable conditions together with her mother and child. Tamila had to leave her house in 2012; she had lived there for 20 years.
2015-03-30Round Table – Ecological Problems in Tchiatura
On March 26, Human Rights House Tbilisi organized round table to discuss ecological problems in Tchiatura. Participants discussed environment pollution caused by the manganese obtaining and processing in Tchiatura by the company Georgian Manganese. Representatives of the nongovernmental organizations and state institutions participated in the discussion. Round table – Ecological Problems in Tchiatura was opened with the screening of the documentary film Grey Tchiatura prepared by the Media Institute.
2015-03-27Controversy in Kutaisi Opera Theatre
Argument between the employees of the Kutaisi Balanchivadze Opera and Ballet State Theatre turned into conflict. The reason of the disagreement was position of the art director, which became vacant after director Gogi Tchitchinadze left.
2015-03-25Gori Mayor Met NGO Representatives
UNM Joins Boycott of MP By-Elections Human Rights Center negatively evaluates the work of a new department of the Chief Prosecutor’s Office Ministry of Justice of Georgia Adopts the NGO Coalition’s Recommendations Concerning Violence against Women and Domestic Violence The First Deputy Governor of Shida Kartli Left the Possition 130 patients addressed the hospital of Kvareli with the signs of intoxication Archive
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