2015-05-20Physical Assault of Citizens by the Police
Representatives of Human Rights Center held a press conference on May 19 about recent facts of physical assault of citizens by policemen. The human rights defenders talked about illegal activities of the police against Tornike Margiani and Alexander Akhalkatsi.
2015-05-20Karajala residents report 5 more women plan to move to Syria
According to the media, two women from Karajala village of Telavi municipality, Irada Gharibova and Anna Suleimanova left for Syria via Turkey. Some locals confirm this information, but some people say they went to Turkey for trading. Husbands of Irada Gharibova and Anna Suleimanova are looking for them. Afterwards, information was spread in Karajala village of Telavi municipality that five more women from the village plan to move to Syria.
2015-05-20Insanitariness in Sartitchala village - locals seek help
It has been long time since Sartichala village in Gardabani district has had malfunctioning sewerage system. Sewage that comes out from residential houses leaks into the pasture territory . The locals find it difficult to relocate in their own plots. Unpleasant smell disturbs them and they think the unsanitary in the area may cause many diseases.
2015-05-19“Problems of Muslims in Georgia” _ Screening of the Documentary Movie
Human Rights Center showed the documentary called “Problems of Muslims in Georgia” on May 15. Facts of intolerance that happened in the villages Tchela, Plate and Mokhe were shown in this documentary. NGOs, representatives of diplomatic corpus accredited in Georgia and representatives of religious minorities attended the screening. After that they had a discussion about the issues of religious minorities.
2015-05-18Lifesaving drugs distributed in the villages on ABL
The members of the working group of the Coalition for Rebuilding Trust, within the humanitarian action, distributed the medicines in the villages on ABL for free. The members of the working group have delivered the lifesaving drugs to 150 people in 3 villages.
2015-05-18Human Rights Center Requests Impartial and Timely Investigation into the Physical Abuse of Citizens
Tomorrow, on May 19, at 12:30 pm Human Rights Center will hold press-conference about the recent facts of physical abuse of citizens by police officers in the Pres-Club of the Reporter.
2015-05-18Due to poor health condition the convict asks for help
The convict Lasha Labadze, who is in the prison N18, due to poor health condition, asks for help. The prisoner has dramatically impaired vision and also requires a lower limb prosthetic. Humanrights.ge has talked to the convicts mother Luba Tatishvili.
2015-05-18Evicted from Melikishvili str. # 47 live in the street
On March 28 this year, 13 families were evicted from the building in Melikishvili str. # 47. The fate of the homeless people is still unclear. Among evicted people are little children, old and bed-bounded sick people.
2015-05-15Gori for the Honor of Georgia –Counter-Demonstration to Be Held in Gori on May 19
“Restore political and economic union with Russia. We call on the Government of Georgia to take practical steps to join Eurasian Union,” chairman of the United Communist Party Temur Pipia addressed to the gathered people in Gori on May 9.
2015-05-15Pankisi Gorge Council of Elderly Women Urges Government for Help
“Recently, Georgian media sources actively reported about Kist young people who leave Pankisi Gorge and go to participate in the armed conflicts in Iraq. The Council of Elderly Women has been trying to attract the attention of the state institutions and media to this problem. It is one of the most significant issues not only for our gorge but also for every Georgian citizen.
2015-05-15The children in conflict with the law who live and work in streets
Part of the convicts of Avtchala Juvenile Prison serves sentence for the second or for the third time. The State still has lot more to do for the prevention of juvenile delinquency. The most difficult is to work with the children who had already been sentenced once. Besides, the children living and working in streets, who often commit crimes, fall into the so called risk group. Humanrights.ge became interested in the issues of these children.
2015-05-14Socialization Problems in LGBT Community
Since 2005, on May 17, International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia has been celebrated every year. Discriminative facts against sexual minorities are observed both in private and public sectors.
2015-05-13ECHR: Police Failed to Protect Anti-Homophobia Demonstrators from Attacks in 2012
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the police “failed to provide adequate protection” to a small group of gay rights activists against attacks when they were marking International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012.
2015-05-11Ongoing Rehabilitation and Re-socialization Programs for Former Prisoners
With the initiative of the Minister of Justice in the end of 2012 rehabilitation and re-socialization program was launched, which is implemented by the Crime Prevention Center. It is the first state program, which was created for the assistance of former convicts and its purpose is to promote their rehabilitation.
2015-05-08Network of Drug-Addicts Protest Repressive Narco-Policy
On May 1, Human Rights Committee of the Parliament reviewed the bill initiated by the government. The law-makers discussed amendments to the Article 260 of the Criminal Code of Georgia which refers to dissociation of criminal liability for drug-crimes. The discussion was closed for civil society organizations.
2015-05-08Accusations against Gurjaani Geo Hospital
Gurjaani population blames the personnel of the Geo Hospital in inattention. They request to re-employ dismissed medical personnel in the hospital. Incorrect diagnosis and treatment, several deceased patients – these accusations were voiced by the patients in their interviews with humanrights.ge.
2015-05-07Court Acquitted Giorgi Tsomaia
On May 6, Tbilisi City Court acquitted Giorgi Tsomaia in the imposed charge – assault on police officer. Judge Khatuna Kharchilava at the Criminal Case Collegium at the Tbilisi City Court reviewed Giorgi Tsomaia’s case. Lawyer Mariam Neparidze and lawyer of Human Rights Center Tamar Avaliani defended Tsomaia’s interests at the court.
2015-05-05Human Rights Center Cancelled Press-Conference – Giorgi Oniani Returned to Georgia
On May 5, Human Rights Center planned to hold press-conference about expel of Giorgi Oniani from Georgia in the Reporter’s Press-Club.
2015-05-04State of Human Rights in Georgia
In April of 2014 Georgian Parliament adopted National Strategy on Human Rights with the aim to ensure effective realization of human rights with relevant legislative, institutional and practical changes. The document set forth strategic plan to tackle prevalent human rights problems in number of directions, including protection of rights of minorities, combating gender-based violence, safeguarding freedom of religion, ensuring right to peaceful assembly and manifestations, developing mechanism for effective investigation of human rights violations by Georgian law enforcement bodies, and etc...
2015-05-04Public Defender and the Special Preventive Group Member will be Granted the Right to Take Photos in Penitentiary Establishments
On May 1, 2015, the Parliament of Georgia approved “the Code of Imprisonment” and substantial package of related draft laws with the third hearing which gives the Public Defender and the member of the Special Preventive Group the right to make photo recordings in penitentiary establishments starting from September 1, 2016. The legislative package envisages conduction of the institutional reform in the penitentiary system.
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