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
2015-03-16Risky Zones of Landslide in Gurjaani – Population Urge for Help
National Environmental Agency sent warning geological conclusions to the Gurjaani district administration. According to the geological research of the National Environmental Agency, families living in the zones of landslide in Gurjaani and in the villages of Gurjaani district Kardenakhi, Tchandari and Kolagi should be immediately resettled. Representatives of the property management, economic development, statistics, infrastructure, space arrangement, architecture and construction service at the Gurjaani district administration informed Human Rights Center about it.
2015-03-05Two-year-long unsuccessful protest of the ongoing construction
On April 25, 2013 the supervision service at the Tbilisi City Hall issued permission on the construction of the multifunctional building in Asatiani Street 10 (plot. 14/012) that caused discontent among the people living in the vicinities of the construction. More than 200 conifers were cut to start the construction in the area. Ltd BD Property supervises the construction activities.
2015-03-05The Parliament of Georgia did not vote for the formation of the investigation commission into Sakdrisi Mine Case
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.
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