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.
2015-01-30Garbage Dump in Gurjaani Create Threat of Epidemics
Garbage dump has been created 100 meters away from the settlement in Mukuzani village, Gurjaani district for 4 years already. Velistsikhe village population uses it for years. Cleaning Service of Gurjaani district administration promised Mukuzani village population to arrange a dump in Velistsikhe village, after which the territory of the dump in Mukuzani will be cleaned. The service did not keep its promise and unsanitary in the Mukuzani dump creates threat of epidemic.
2015-01-26Strategy “Georgia 2020” and Place of the People with Disabilities under the Sun
“I participated in the sport competitions. We contested well but people paid more attention to my wheelchair than to me,” one of my acquaintances with disabilities wrote on his facebook page.
2015-01-26GYLA To Protect Rights of Competition Participants
Opposition part of the Kutaisi city council and nongovernmental organizations protest the results of the test competition for the applicants of the vacant positions in Kutaisi local self-government. The competition has been topic of public interest from the very moment it was announced.
2015-01-26New Interior Minister Appointed
PM Irakli Garibashvili appointed on January 26 Vakhtang Gomelauri as new Interior Minister.
2015-01-23Kutaisi Residents Protested Murder of Yuri Vazagashvili
On January 22, Kutaisi residents protested explosion of Yuri Vazagashvili on the grave of his son in Karapila village, Kaspi district on January 20. The protest rally was held in front of the local self-government administration.
2015-01-21Human Rights Center Protests Political Persecution against Citizen
Nato Usenashvili claims she is subject of political persecution. Chairman of Signagi municipal board and district majoritarian MP demand her to quit job and dismiss some employees.
2015-01-2115 years without drinking water
Residents of Kurdgelauri village in Telavi district have not supplied with drinking water for 15 years already. They fetch water from the well in the yard of Kviratskhoveli Church.
2015-01-16Residents of Kvemo Artsevi request status of the buffer zone back
Population of the village Kvemo Artsevi in Gori district requests return of the status of buffer zone to their village. The village residents applied to the local government with the request. Artsevi residents ask the local government to mediate them with the central government.
2015-01-16Participants Protest Results of the Competition in the Kutaisi Local Self-Government
Last week, competition commission of the Kutaisi local self-government published results of the competition, which took start on October 20, 2014. According to the final results, 157 applicants won the competition for the vacant positions in the City Hall and City Council. As for 39 more working places, the competition results were annulled. Competition commission and the local government in general are satisfied with the process, but participants protest the results.
2015-01-15GYLA Has Questions about the Competition in Local Self-Government
Competition for public servants at Gori self-governmental agencies took place in December 2014. Applications were sent for 102 vacant positions in the Gori city hall.
2015-01-15Client Blames Bank Credo in the Extortion of Money
Ekaterine Ruadze from Chumlaki village blames Gurjaani office of the Ltd Micro-Finance Organization Credo in the extortion of money. Ekaterine Ruadze claims she had covered the loan taken from the bank before the deadline but the bank made wrong operation and transferred the money to the client’s account instead covering the loan.
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