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Abkhazians Captured Four Georgians as Hostages
On September 24th, 2008 the Abkhazian police arrested four Georgian men: Badri Akhalaia, Khvicha Ubiria, Gogita Kvirkvia and Papuna Karaia in the village of Otobaia, Gali District. Two Georgian women were also arrested. However, they were released by the Abkhazian police after being held for a period of time. The Abkhazians wanted to exchange the four Georgians in Goderdzi Epenia who was arrested by Zugdidi Police Department representatives a week earler; they had been arrested for dealing in drugs.

Georgian War Chronic, IDPs and What’s Next
Shaking Fists at Planes in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region


I did not hear the reverberations or sounds of bombs and nobody close to me died in the August war with Russia and nobody burnt or looted my house. However, I experienced my share of war in the village of Khevasheni in the Samtskhe-Javakheti.

Tensing Situation in Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict Zone?!
Recently, people are murdered and kidnapped in the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone and consequently the situation has become even tenser. Two Georgian police officers are killed in Zugdidi; a 15 year old boy is kidnapped from Gali district. In spite of all of this Georgian people are keeping their calm on the territory controlled by Abkhazians. Nonetheless, they are far from feeling secure. Those living the villages in Zugdidi district, especially at the administrative border with Abkhazia also are expecting some threat. In the meantime, however, the peacekeeping mission of CIS “perfectly” implements obligations as envisaged under the 1994 Moscow Agreement.


Will Georgia's government pay a heavy price for a serious error of judgment?
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In a HARD TALK interview broadcast on 18 September, Stephen Sackur of the BBC talks to Mikhail Saakashvili, the President of Georgia. Last month's conflict over South Ossetia was a defining moment in relations between Russia, Georgia and the West. Although both sides have agreed to a ceasefire, the long term prospects for stability in that corner of the Caucasus look bleak.

Adjarian Villages Face Unremitting Natural Disasters
Living in Landslide Zone in Adjaria Region

Approximately 400 families in Adjara Autonomous Republic are facing constant threat of landslides. People are demanding that responsible governmental bodies immediately help them. Already this year 5 people have died as a direct result of landslides. 

Property Rights Still Violated in Sighnaghi
Last week Georgian president announced several initiatives about Constitutional amendments. Mikheil Saakashvili discussed the hot issue of property rights as well. The president pointed out that the right to property must be fully protected and nobody should be deprived of their property without a court having made a legal decision. Despite that statement of Saakashvili, the property right is still abused in Sighnaghi. 800 sq. meters of land was confiscated from Valeri Goniashvili. He holds Zaza Zedelashvili, Sighnaghi district governor for attempting to take his the land from him.

Georgia Blames Russia Federation for Ecocide during Russian-Georgian War
Last month's short term conflict over South Ossetia was a defining moment in relations between Russia, Georgia and the West. However, many are unaware of just how the Georgia-Russian war seriously damaged Georgia’s environment. On September 10 Irakli Ghvaladze, Georgian Minister of Environment and Natural Resources made a report at the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee for Environment and Natural Resources. He discussed the level of damage inflicted upon Georgia’s environment and natural resources.

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Do you positively evaluate the system of obligatory accumulative pension?
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They wait for me in Abkhazia
Last time, I visited Abkhazia five years ago. Since then, not a day goes by without thinking about it, without missing the Abkhazian
Another proposal on agreement
Women – victims of violence


Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on
Villages of the Hopeless
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?


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