2014-08-26A man was killed by outdated electricity system in Marana village
Residents of Marana village in Gori district held protest demonstration in front of the Shida Kartli regional administration office. The villagers request individual electricity meters in their families and rehabilitation of the electricity system.
2014-08-25Three Citizens Kidnapped from Khurvaleti Are in Tskhinvali Detention Setting
On August 22, Russian soldiers arrested three citizens of Georgia in Khurvaleti village adjacent to the occupied territory in Shida Kartli. All of them are in the pre-trial detention setting in Tskhinvali now.
2014-08-22Prosecutors Probe Senior UNM MP Bakradze's „Undeclared Bank Account“
Prosecutor’s office said on August 20 it launched a probe into undeclared bank account of UNM parliamentary minority leader MP Davit Bakradze.
2014-08-21Hand Grenade Attack on Abkhaz CEC Chair's House
A hand grenade exploded after it was thrown into a yard of house of chairman of Central Election Commission (CEC) of breakaway Abkhazia, Batal Tabagua, in Sokhumi, Abkhaz news agency Apsnipress reported.
2014-08-20City Council Members Request Monthly Salaries
Part of Gori City Council members requests monthly salaries. In accordance to the law on self-governance, city council meets twice per month. According to the law, council members do not receive salaries though local budget shall reimburse expenses the members have for the implementation of their duties.
2014-08-20IDPs vs Endless Problems
People displaced from Tskhinvali in 1990s have lived in the IDP settlement in Gori Tour Base for 24 years already. They say their cottages are in poor conditions for living and can provide expertise conclusion to confirm the fact. 139 internally displaced families live in the Tour base settlement now.
2014-08-19Ethic Charter Assessed Information Released by Moambe Was Discriminative
Journalistic Ethic Charter Council concluded that information released in Moambe, main news program of the day at Public Broadcaster on August 6 was discriminative and contradicts both Code of Conduct of the Public Broadcaster and Code of Conduct for Broadcasters; the news was about death of a child caused by negligence of parents.
2014-08-15Ministry of Justice vs Foreign Citizens and Family Integrity of Georgian Citizens
State Services Development Agency at the Ministry of Justice does not allow foreign spouses of the citizens of Georgia to temporarily live in Georgia. The refusal of the Agency is grounded with the “conclusion” provided by the Counter-Intelligence Department (CID). Although the negative conclusion is not well-grounded, both the Ministry of Justice and Court rely on it when making decision, which in fact divides families.
2014-08-14In Letter to U.S. Senators, PM Responds to Concerns over Saakashvili's Prosecution
In a letter sent to four U.S. Senators in response to their concerns over prosecution of ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgian PM Irakli Garibashvili invited them to follow the process closely and said that looking into alleged wrongdoings of former officials is part of “efforts to end impunity” that will make Georgia “a stronger nation and ally.”
2014-08-11Parliament of Georgia to Return to Tbilisi
Parliament of Georgia will renew autumn sessions in the old building of parliament in Tbilisi from September 2. Luggage is already packed in the glassy building of the Parliament in Kutaisi – computers and other equipment are being transported to Tbilisi.
2014-08-06519 Prisoners Diagnosed with Hepatitis C in Kutaisi Prison
Since March 1st of 2014, free program for the treatment of Hepatitis C in penitentiary has been launched in the whole country. The cost of the medicines for treatment of hepatitis C has also been decreased since July 1st.
2014-07-30Report of Human Rights Center – Monitoring 2014 Local Self-Government Elections in Georgia
Today Human Rights Center presented report - Monitoring 2014 Local Self-Government Elections in Georgia - in Human Rights House Tbilisi.
2014-07-29Georgian prosecutor’s office said on July 28 that it filed criminal charges against former president Mikheil Saakashvili.
Prosecutor’s office said that charges of exceeding official authorities stem from breaking up of the November 7, 2007 anti-government protests, as well as raid on and “seizure” of Imedi TV station and other assets owned at the time by tycoon Badri Patarkatsishvili, who died in February, 2008.
2014-07-23Lawsuit against Kutaisi State University
Doctor of Social Sciences, Philologist Tinatin Zakarashvili evaluated the competition for the academic positions at Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University as biased, unfair, and tendentious. Zakarashvili, journalist by profession, opposed the administration of the University Social Science Department and blames them in discriminative activities.
2014-07-21Parliament Started Discussion of the Public Defender’s 2013 Report
The Parliament of Georgia started discussion of the Public Defender’s 2013 Report in the Human Rights Committee. Voluminous document analyzes high-profile cases, for whose impartial and effective investigation the Ombudsman requested establishment of independent investigative commission.
2014-07-15Representative of Human Rights Center Attended 111th Session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva
On July 10-11 representative of Human Rights Center attended the 111th session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva.
2014-07-14Irakli Okruashvili Acknowledged Defeat in Gori
In the second round of the Gori city mayor’s elections Zurab Jirkvelishvili of the Georgian Dream gained 62,23% of votes and defeated his rival – Kakhaber Ergemlidze from the Georgian Party – Irakli Okruashvili with 3 834 votes. The letter gained only 37, 77 % of votes in the second round of polls.
2014-07-11ECHR Verdict into Georgia vs. Russia Case over Deportations
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said on July 3 that the arrest, detention and collective expulsion of Georgian nationals from Russia in the autumn of 2006 violated the European Convention of Human Rights.
2014-07-10Recommendations to the Government of Georgia By Special Advisor to Georgia on Human Rights, Constitutional and Legal Reforms – Thomas Hammarberg
Within the framework of the final visit, the Special Advisor met representatives of government, parliament, judiciary, civil society and diplomatic corps, namely: Prime Minister; President, Speaker of the Parliament; Minister of Interior; State Minister for Reintegration; Minister of Corrections and Probation; Deputies of the Minister of Justice;
2014-07-09Public Defender of Georgia Submits the Proposal on the Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses of Georgia
Public Defender of Georgia welcomes the legislative initiative of MPs of Georgia on the reduction of time limit of 90 days of administrative detention - to 15 days period. For years Public Defender of Georgia referred to abolish 90 days detention period in his recommendations. This issue is reflected in the Parliamentary Report for 2013 as well.
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