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2016-06-21
Rustavi Municipality Mayor Disregards Public Defender’s Recommendation
On May 24, 2016, the Public Defender of Georgia addressed the Rustavi Mayor with regard to issuing a construction permit to LEPL Latin Catholic Apostolic Administration of the Caucasus; however, as it became known on June 15, the Rustavi Mayor disregarded the Public Defender’s recommendation.

2016-06-17
Art that is punished
Putting various inscriptions, paintings or symbols on the building facades, window-glasses, fences, columns and trees without the permission from the regulation body is violation of the law and is punishable with administrative fine.
2016-06-16
How Agricultural Insurance Program Works in Georgia?
For the past two months Shida Kartli region was hailed 6 times. Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture in the region Mamuka Lomsadze said the local population has lost almost 80% of their harvest. As locals say, regardless the huge damage, the state assisted farmers only with pesticides and chemicals. The local and central governmental officials suggested them to join agricultural insurance program. The officials claimed the insurance companies will reimburse 100% of their damage.
2016-06-14
United National Movement Presented MP Candidates in Telavi and Gurjaani
Leaders of the United National Movement presented Giorgi Botkoveli as a signle-mandate MP candidate in Telavi municipality for the 2017 Parliamentary Elections; Botkoveli was head of the Kakheti regional office of the UNM. The presentation was held in the Nadikvari Park with participation of UNM leaders Davit Bakradze, Nika Melia, Otar Kakhidze, Sergo Ratiani and others.
2016-06-13
Will Knolevi Village Get Mountainous Zone Status?
After the armed conflict in August 2008 the population of Knolevi village in Kareli municipality, with 180 families, was almost half-reduced. The locals say people migrate from the village because of hard social-economic conditions. Big part of their agricultural plots and pastures are now in the occupied territory.
“Nobody cares about this village. We have only one field and that is all. A day ago Russians arrested my friend and I managed to escape,” local Giorgi Tsikubadze said.
2016-05-31
“Violence in the Name of Law” – Screening of the Documentary
On May 24, Human Rights Center presented a documentary film Violence in the Name of Law. The film reviews the facts of abuse of power by police officers in recent years. Namely, the film presents cases of Giorgi Tsomaia, Aleksandre Akhalkatsi and Maya Kekelia, who were harassed by police officers.
2016-05-27
“On the edge of solitude” – Screening of the film
On May 20, Georgian-Ossetian Relations Scientific Research Center screened a documentary film “On the edge of solitude” in the conference hall of the Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University. The film tells stories of people living on both sides of the occupation line.
2016-05-20
Victim of 2008 August War Requests Compensation for the Damage
On May 17, Human Rights Center’s Shida Kartli office representatives held a press-conference in the Gori Democratic Engagement Center. The press-conference was about the case of individual entrepreneur Temur Gigashvili, who was victim of 2008 Russian-Georgian War; he claims compensation for the damage.

2016-05-11
Former Prisoner Claims Compensation for Moral and Physical Damage
On May 11, representatives of Human Rights Center held a press-conference in the press-club of the news agency PIA about the case of Tamaz Rasoyan, former prisoner and torture victim. With the legal advocacy of the Center, he was released from the courtroom on May 5. He claims compensation from the Ministry of Corrections – 500 000 GEL. 

2016-05-10
Released Prisoner Claims Compensation from the Ministry of Corrections
Tomorrow, on May 11, at 12:00 pm Human Rights Center will hold a press-conference in the press-club of the news agency PIA about the case of Tamaz Rasoyan, former prisoner and torture victim. He claims compensation from the Ministry of Corrections – 500 000 GEL. Tamaz Rasoyan will also participate in the press-conference, who was released from the courtroom on May 5 with the legal advocacy of Human Rights Center. 
2016-05-04
Abuse of power or politically motivated selective approach
In March 2016, directors of Tbilisi based kindergartens were massively fired from jobs. Representatives of the Tbilisi Kindergartens Management Agency and Tbilisi City Hall state the directors were fired based on the Audit report which claimed about their negligence and unreasonable expenditure of funds. However, the fired directors speak about other motives and reasons.

2016-05-03
IDPs living in Bakurtsikhe complain about inattention from the authority
IDPs from Abkhazia living in Bakurtsikhe village, Gurjaani municipality do not intend to participate in the 2016 Parliamentary Elections. They say every government forgot about them. Today they live in extreme poverty and unbearable conditions. 35 IDP families live in two former buildings of Bakurtsikhe College. 
2016-04-28
Legal Committee of the Parliament Discussed Legislative Proposal of Human Rights Center
On April 26, the Legal Committee of the Parliament of Georgia discussed the legislative proposal of Human Rights Center on the introduction of amendments to the Criminal Procedural Code of Georgia. Human Rights Center proposed the Parliament to find its resolution ongranting the status of political prisoner to a person as a newly revealed circumstance to enable the courts to review past guilty-verdicts on the political prisoners.
2016-04-27
Local Self-Government Representatives Speak about Unreasonable Expenditure of Budget Funds
Chairman of the Gori City Council Ilia Metreveli purchased a flight ticket to Poland from the Council’s budget but then he changed his mind after having consultation with Irakli Okruashvili, his advisor. The Council Chairman requested the air-company to reimburse the money but they returned only 155 GEL out of 905 GEL.
2016-04-26
Large-Scaled Investigation – Screening of a Documentary Film
On April 20, Human Rights Center screened a documentary film Big Investigation in the office of the Open Society Georgia Foundation. The film is about the impact of 2008 August War. It was part of the process, which became basis for the decision of The Hague Court to investigate the alleged crimes in 2008 August War, to identify and punish alleged perpetrators for the crimes against humanity and war crimes.
2016-04-25
Lonely Woman from Tamariani Village Lost Social Benefit
Social Service Agency ceased social benefit for Iamze Jibghashvili, 57, resident ofTamariani village in Lagodekhi municipality.
2016-04-21
House of the Kavtarashvilis Burnt in Pankisi Gorge
A house of Omar Kavtarashvili was burnt in Duisi village, Pankisi Gorge. Locals say the accident happened late at night but nobody was injured because family members were not in. The Kavtarashvilis went to work in Grozno several months ago and neighbors said unidentified people tried to burn the house on April 15 too but they managed to put out fire 
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2016-04-21
Unspent Money up to 3 Million GEL in Budget and Failed Projects in Kaspi Municipality

Kaspi district governor presented 2015 Report of the district administration to the municipal board with one month delay. After hearing the 2015 Report on March 15, one part of board members expressed discontent. Robert Kavtiashvili, member of the municipal board, said they did not like that district administration could not use budget funds up to 3 million GEL and suspended infrastructural projects in the municipality.
2016-04-21
Will the authority compensate Davit Sokolov for the damage he received during Tbilisi Civil War?
On April 15, lawyer of Human Rights Center held a press-conference about the case of former TV-anchor of the Georgian Public Broadcasting Davit Sokolov. The Center requests to reimburse his damage, which he received during the 1991-92 Civil War.
2016-04-14
Human Rights Center Requests to Compensate Damage of Davit Sokolov He Received During 1990s Civil War
On April 15, at 12:30 Human Rights Center held a press-conference about the case of famous TV-anchor Davit Sokolov. The Center requests to reimburse his damage, which he received during the 1991-92 Civil War.
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