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2010-07-20
Part of Dedoplistkaro Lands Might be Left in Azerbaijan
Kakliskure, the natural peninsula in the Dedoplistkaro district is on the edge of catastrophe. The river might alter the connecting land which will result in leaving 180 hectares of land in Azerbaijanian territory. 
2010-07-16
France's Kouchner Tells Georgia: Keep It Civil
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner came to Georgia on July 14 with a simple message: Put the emphasis on civil society to put an end to conflicts with the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
2010-07-14
Resolutions Enacted at Rustavi City Council without Review
The members of the Rustavi city council voted for a resolution of the council, for the creation of commissions and budget amendments without having read the documents. Council members from the opposition parties  stated about it at a July 2 session.
2010-07-13
Shahkin and Liparteliani
Minister of Education and Science, Dimitri Shashkin, denies information about the dismissal of the teachers with less than 18 working hours and retired teachers from public schools. The Human Rights Center interviewed the Minister and Vice-President of the Trade Union of Teachers, Maia Liparteliani.

2010-07-12
“Socar” Is Blamed in Violation of Customers’ Rights
The Kaheti region population protests the increased tariff on natural gas. Locals state that “Socar Georgia Gas” increased the tariff by 10 tetri, and only for those customers who became their subscribers after May 1, 2010.

2010-07-12
Parliament Discusses Amendments to the Law on Public Defender
The parliament of Georgia is discussing a draft-law to make amendments and additions to the Organic Law of Georgia for the Public Defender. Until now the public defender has submitted two reports to the parliament each year; after the draft-law is enacted, he will prepare only one report. In addition, there will be a new attorney position created for the purpose of gathering all necessary information from local self-governmental agencies, public agencies and government officials.

2010-07-09
Workers of Nikozi Dam Are Victims of Trafficking
Workers employed at the construction of the dam in the village of Nikozi in Gori district have been requesting the salary arrears from the contractor company. The workers met the representatives of the Company “Gola XXI, Ltd” located in Mitskevich Street # 25 in Tbilisi. Journalist of the regional newspaper “Kartlis Khma” (Voice of Kartli region) Giorgi Edisherashvili was video-recording the meeting. The representatives of the company locked the journalist in the room and erased all the materials from the camera.
2010-07-08
“We Send Cart or Horse for a Doctor or Nurse; We Carry The Dead Person on Tractor”
In the village of Khorshi in Senaki district people have to carry out the dead person by tractor because there is no bridge on the River Zandzga. Children go to school with towels if the river is not flooded and can cross the river on foot. If the river is flooded, children cannot go to school.
2010-07-08
Officials of the Education Ministry Compel School Directors to Resign
Director of the Tbilisi Public School # 14 Zviad Miminoshvili is compelled to resign – the member of the Liberty Institute Tea Tutberidze reported about it.
2010-07-08
Sauna in Rustavi – “You Can Choose Any of These Girls…”
Sauna with suspicious reputation continues working on the ground floor of the Hotel “Rustavi” in Rustavi city. It is the sauna where the cruel minister of the Rose government Irakli Okruashvili (former minister of interior) carried out special operation years ago. The fact of prostitution was confirmed in the sauna. The law enforcement officers found naked women and their clients in the building. The special operation was video-recorded and the entire Georgia saw them in news programs of the national TV-Channels.
2010-07-07
Open Letter of Human Rights Defenders to US State Secretary Hillary Clinton
Coordinator of the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders in Armenia Mika Danelian handed the open letter of the Georgian and Azerbaijan human rights defenders to the US State Secretary Hillary Clinton at the US Embassy together with the letter of the Armenian human rights defenders. On July 5, representative of the Armenian Helsinki Association Mika Danelian was invited to the meeting with Hillary Clinton in Yerevan together with two more members of the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders –Artur Sakunts and Levon Barsagian.

We publish the full text of the open letter of Georgian human rights defenders:
2010-07-07
How to prevent another war in the Southern Caucasus
After Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's recent visit, the Obama administration wants to prove it has a strategy to deepen ties with allies such as Poland while it pursues a reset with Russia, so it has sent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a whirlwind tour of Central and Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus. The trip also seeks to blunt conservative criticism that Washington is sacrificing allies for the sake of reconciliation with Moscow.
2010-07-07
One Principle to Sell Trunk-Line Gas Pipe-Line and Enguri Hydro Electro Station
Trunk-Line gas pipe-line will not be sold out but it might be managed together with Russia like it is planned for the Enguri Hydro Electro Station (HES). The Prime-minister of Georgia Nika Gilauri tried to convince the society in a strict tone that the gas pipe-line will not be sold. However, he added that it might be governed together with a private company. The former minister of economic development Kakha Bendukidze carried out negotiations about joint management with Russia for many years.  
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