2015-01-30Emzar Kvitsiani to Appeal against Saakashvili
“Justice won; son of the Kodori Gorge is free,” on January 28, family members, relatives, IDPs from Kodori Gorge and strange people greeted Emzar Kvitsiani with these words when he left Kutaisi Appeal Court. The Court freed the former Zemo Svaneti regional governor based on the plea-agreement after 11-month imprisonment.
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.
2015-01-30Human Rights Center in the 2015 Report of Human Rights Watch
World Report 2015 is Human Rights Watch’s 25th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. Human Rights Watch monitors human rights abuses in the countries in close partnership with local human rights organizations; communicates with local governments and international organizations.
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.
2015-01-29Akhaltsikhe District Court Justified Jehovah Witness
Akhaltsikhe district court found Jehovah witness Lela Shvelidze not guilty. Humanrights.ge published an article about the criminal case launched against her several weeks ago.
2015-01-27Healthcare Ministry Is Late to Send Oncological Patient Abroad for Medical Treatment
22-year-old Meri Nadirashvili has cancer; relatives collected 20 000 euro for medical treatment abroad but her traveling is delayed that means her health conditions get worse. Her parents blame the doctors of the Oncological Hospital in worsening the health conditions of their daughter.
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.
2015-01-26Human Rights Center Calls on the Prosecutor’s Office to Timely Investigate Cases
On January 23 representatives of Human Rights Center held press-conference in the press-club of the Prime Time. They said the Chief Prosecutor’s Office do not investigate cases where signs of crimes allegedly committed by the officers ofpenitentiary system and law enforcement bodies are observed.
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.
2015-01-23Barricades Set Up in front of the Kobuleti Muslim Boarding School
More than four months have passed since pig head was hammered to the door of the muslim boarding school in Kobuleti. Civil society and government unanimously condemned this astonishing fact. Nevertheless the situation is still tense on the place.
2015-01-22Family Members State Yuri Vazagashvili Was Killed
On January 20 Yuri Vazagashvili, father of Zurab Vazagashvili, killed during the special operation in 2006, died as a result of explosion on the grave of his son in Karapila village, Kaspi district. Vazagashvili was at the funeral of his relative in the village and then went to his son’s grave.
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.
2015-01-16Human Rights Committee of the Parliament Requests Investigation into Saikhan Musaev’s Case
Committee on Human Rights and Civil Integration at the Parliament of Georgia responded to the statement of the nongovernmental organizations, where they requested to examine the fact of human rights violation of Saikhan Muzaev and to timely respond to it.
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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