2010-11-08Eco-Migrants Urge for Help
According to the Caucasian Environmental NGO Network, the number of eco-migrants in Georgia is between 100 thousand and 120 thousand people. According to the official statistics, in 2004-2010 the state resettled only 838 families. The ministry of IDPs from the occupied territories, accommodation and refugees of Georgia periodically reports that the eco-migrants, resettled in various regions of Georgia, live in normal conditions. In fact, the situation is radically different.
2010-11-05IDP in the Burning Center Fights Death
The health state of IDP Nana Pipia treated in the Burning Center is still very heavy. Doctors are anticipating future worsening. On October 27th, Nana Pipia poured petrol and set herself on fire in front of the Ministry of IDPs from Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees, and was inflicted with third A and third B quality thermal burnings.
2010-11-05Status and Compensation – Permanent Problems for the Families of the Missing People
Although there are 907 missing people in Georgia, the national legislation does not have effective measures to regulate this problem. Georgia has not joined the 2006 UN Convention about Missing People. One more problem is the victim status for the family members of the missing people as well as estimation of compensation for them.
2010-11-04The Premiere of HRIDC.TV’s New Movie “The Missing People” in the Cinema House
“The Missing People” is a new documentary of Human Rights Center video portal HRIDC.TV the premiere of which took place in the Cinema House on October 9th. Giorgi Janelidze’s movie covers the problems of investigation for finding people lost during the war in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region.
2010-11-04Please Do Not Leave Our Children Hungry! – Street Traders Held Demonstration in Reply to the Decision of the City Council
On November 3, street traders held protest demonstration in Rustavi. They protested the decision of the City Council to ban street trading near the territory of the so-called Istanbul in 12th micro-district of Rustavi.
2010-11-04“How My Daughter Turned Up in Malaysia With Two Bags of Drugs!” The Mother of Babutsa Gordadze Wonders
The death penalty might be imposed on two Georgian women for spreading drugs in Malaysia. The possible main suspect in this crime disappeared after Malaysian law enforcement bodies suspected him. The suspect, who took the two Georgian women to Turkey to work in a Jeans Shop, has yet to be found.
2010-11-03Demonstration In Support of Political Prisoners in Front of Parliament
On October 30 – the International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners – the Human Rights Center (HRIDC) organized a protest demonstration in front of the parliament of Georgia. The human rights defenders, family members of political prisoners and politicians joined the demonstration. Their main request was the immediate release of political prisoners who serve their terms in the detention settings of Georgia. They expressed solidarity with the political prisoners and spoke about the difficult situation in this field in Georgia.
2010-11-03Retrieve of Mghebrishvili – “Have You Already Paid Communal Bills?!”
Tbilisi residents will have a new problem in the near future. If they are late to pay at least one communal bill, the electricity supply will be cut off. For example, if you accumulate arrears on a water bill, “Telasi” (Tbilisi Electricity Distribution Company) will express solidarity with the Tbilisi Water Company and leave you in darkness.
2010-11-03Arrests of Businessmen and Violation of Property Rights Tarnish Georgia’s Image
Georgia’s business environment is analyzed by numerous international or local organizations every year. Georgia’s business environment achieved 11th place in World Bank’s Doing Business 2010 Survey when it held 18th place in 2008. But despite these developments, some experts note several negative tendencies in the area of business development.
2010-11-02Government VS Batumi Based Family of Galogres
Batumi residents connect the detention of Ruslan Galogre with the wish of the government to seize the hotel from the family of Galogres. Ruslan’s brother – former head of Georgia-Turkey custom house, late Oleg Galogre – built the hotel during Aslan Abashidze’s governance in Adjara.
2010-11-02Total State Control of Money Transfers from Abroad
Money transfers in Georgia soon might give rise to acts of terrorisms. To avoid the acts of terrorism in the country, deputy Tortladze requests universal and daily control of transfers which exceed ten thousand GEL. This initiative is questioned not only by the experts and opposition but the majority party members themselves.
2010-11-01“Fir-tree” in the Thick Forest of Bureaucracy
Problem that we are writing about is created by a fir-tree situated in approximately 4 meters from the building of compact settlement of IDPs. In reality it is a cedar, but we call it a fir-tree since this is how it is known for IDPs and for public figures connected to the tree with tricks of bureaucracy.
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