2015-03-02Gurjaani population is discontent about the increased prices on food products
The GEL fall had impact on the price of food products. The price of bread and cereals has significantly risen. As we were told in one of the groceries, the price on cereals has increased from 20 to 50 tetri. The cost of flour also raised and it caused discontent of rural population.
2015-03-02Employees of the Company RMG Leave Trade Union – Are they oppressed or not?
On February 26, representatives of the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers met representatives of the nongovernmental organizations and diplomatic corps. The main topic of the discussion was recent developments in the Company RMG. More precisely, they spoke about the facts of oppression, persecution and coercion against Trade Union members by the Company.
2015-02-26Candidate for the Kutaisi City Mayor’s Position Blamed in Financial Machinations
Chairwoman of the Georgian Women’s Party for Justice and Equality Khatuna Matchavariani, who participated in the local self-governmental elections of June 15, 2014 for the position of the Kutaisi city mayor, is blamed in the financial machinations by her party members; they request to impose criminal liability on her. The party members claim Matchavariani falsified signatures on the salary documents and misappropriated their funds.
2015-02-25Investigation started into physical controversy between Gori city council member and citizen
On February 23, an incident occurred between the city council member Ioseb Palelashvili and Beka Batitadze, son of the Ditsi village former attorney Zakaria Batitadze in the office of the Shida Kartli regional administration. It’s unknown what Ioseb Palelashvili and Beka Batitadze were doing at night in the administration building.
2015-02-24Ultimatum of traders and investors to Gori City Hall
The removal of the agricultural market from the city center to the suburb of Gori caused protest of traders. After several warning rallies one part of traders occupied the square in the market territory and started commercial activities there. The traders opposed the new owner of the market - Jewish investor.
2015-02-23At the 6th Annual Assembly of the National Platform chairman and group coordinators were elected
On February 11, 2015 the sixth annual meeting of the Georgian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum was held. 87 member organizations participated in it.
2015-02-23Imereti region has a new governor
2015-02-17Vazisubani Village Population Requests Sold Pastures Back
Ltd Vazisubani Mamuli purchased the former palace of the Romanovs in Vazisubani village, Gurjaani district. The state sold the pastures around the former palace together with the building. Local population protests this fact and claims the pastures belonged to people and the state sold them without any warning and auction.
2015-02-13Public Defender to study the alleged discriminative approach to the persons with disabilities who wished to attend Paata Burtchuladze’s Anniversary Ce
2015-02-12The problem of hate speech in Georgian media – Training by Human Rights Centre
On February 7, Human Rights Center organized one-day training about hate speech in its Gurjaani office. The training was organized in the frame of Human Rights Centre’s project Promoting Freedom of Religion in Georgia. The project is implemented with financial support of the Canadian Embassy in Turkey.
2015-02-12Kutaisi Mayor about Campaign Plotted against Him
“Smear campaign has started against me. People wish to discredit Kutaisi mayor and the City Hall before society; they do their best to achieve this goal. The campaign is plotted for our discrimination,” Kutaisi Mayor Shota Murgulia said at the special briefing on February 11.
2015-02-10Demarcation of the So-Called Border Renewed in Jariasheni Village
Russian and Ossetian military units renewed demarcation works of the so-called border in the occupied territory. After the barbed wire fence was set in Jariasheni village in Gori district, part of local agricultural plots is now in the occupied territory. As residents of Jariasheni say, the occupation line has moved forwarded 35 meters into the village territory and is stretched along 1 kilometer.
2015-02-06ISFED demands that Goga Khaindrava retract his slanderous allegations and make a public apology
During Imedi’s Week talk show on Imedi TV on February 1, 2015, Mr. Goga Khaindrava accused ISFED and its executive director Nino Lomjaria of being involved in political corruption scheme over the past few years. He alleged that Georgian non-governmental organizations were part of the “big corruption scheme” of misspending financial resources allocated for Georgia by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).
2015-02-06Gori Municipal Board Member Speaks about Threats from the District Governor
Member of Gori municipal board from Free Democrats Khatuna Khatashvili speaks about intimidation from the district governor David Oniashvili. According to Khatuna Khatashvili, Oniashvili verbally insulted her and threatened with the prosecutor’s office.
2015-01-30Population of Knolevi Village Urge for Help
Knolevi village is the last village within the jurisdiction of Georgian state in Kareli district. After 2008 Russian-Georgian armed conflict the village territory was divided by wire-fence. The plots of locals are now in the occupied territory. The number of people living in the village is reducing every day; the migration intensified since 2008 armed conflict. Several houses were burnt and destroyed in 2008; the war trace is still very vivid in the village.
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