2010-12-31Erosi Kitsmarishvili: “I Am Surprised and Disappointed by Bekauri’s Accusations”
Political secretary of the Georgian Party Erosi Kitsmarishvili said he was surprised with the “strange” statements of the director general of the TV-Company “Maestro” Kakha Bekauri. He blamed Kitsmarishvili in the oppression on him to change editorial policy of the TV-Company.
2010-12-31Batumi Residents Unsatisfied with Budget Spending
What is the Batumi budget spent on and what information the residents have on it, whether or not they agree with such spending – this is the short list of questions that the Human Rights Center asked Batumi residents. The majority of our respondents do not have information on budget amount and its spending. People are indifferent – many do not show interest in the state budget spending.
2010-12-30Akhmeta Municipal Board Members and District Administration Officials Were Physically Assaulted
In the evening of December 25, an incident occurred in the Shuamta Restaurant. Several people physically assaulted the chairman of Akhmeta municipal board Aleksandre Mailashvili, district deputy governor Davit Doijashvili, head of office at the district administration Iveri Tsitelauri and commissary of the Khalatsani village Zaza Guneshashvili.
2010-12-29“I Will Hang Up the Journalist In Tetritsklebi Forest”
Commissary of the Telavi district administration in Tetritsklebi village Giorgi Tsiklauri insulted the correspondent of the Kakheti News Center Natia Danelishvli and threatened her with death.
2010-12-28Why Were Squares Assigned to the Gori Agricultural Market?
Chairman of the Gori municipal board Zviad Khmaladze assigned the 14-hectare square to the Trading Center Ltd under lease agreement. The instruction was approved by the municipal board at the final session of 2010.
After Dimitry Shashkin moved from the position of the Minister of Probation and Penitentiary to the position of the Minister of Education and Science, the society had controversial reaction. Nowadays, due to the decisions and reforms of this person, most part of the society thinks that he still acts as a minister of probation and penitentiary and rules the education system with police methods.
2010-12-27Governmental Officials Oriented on PR-Campaign
After the armed conflict in August the district administrations in Shida Kartli region spent huge funds on their PR campaign in media-outlets. The Human Rights Center already wrote that the PR campaign was the priority of the local authorities in Shida Kartlu region and they mostly wasted budget funds on it:
2010-12-27Davit Tsikarishvili: “School Should Not Turn Into A Subordinated Agency of the MIA”
Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Internal Affairs announced competition in public schools – “I Love My Police.” The winners were nominated on December 22 and received computers and other prizes. The humanrights.ge interviewed the head of the legal department of the independent Trade Union of Teachers “Ertoba” Davit Tsikarishvili with regard to the competition.
2010-12-23A Town in the City for 30 000 IDPs
In accordance to the state strategy about IDPs, in spring of 2011 about 30 000 IDPs will be settled in the territory of Maltakva, in Poti. The IDP families will be resettled to Poti from various regions of the Western Georgia. It is unclear what measures the government will take to prevent worsening of the economical situation of the IDPs by mass resettlement.
2010-12-22Minister’s Command May Restrict the Constitutional Right
According to the #89 decree of Minster of Corrections and Legal Assistance, if the lawyer wants to meet with several prisoners in the penitentiary department, he/she needs to stand in the line for every meeting. According to the public defender, this might endanger the constitutionally established right of the convict to ask for lawyer’s assistance without delay.
2010-12-22Business of a Small Entrepreneur Sacrificed to the Controversy Between Regional Governor and Municipal Board Members
Resident of Ergneti village in Gori district Ramin Jokhadze was selling “fuel gas” in the territory of the Ltd “Georgia 21”. The company belongs to the deputy chairman of the municipal board Temur Khachiuri. After Zurab Arsoshvili occupied the position of the Shida Kartli regional governor, he got interested in Temur Khachiuri’s business.
2010-12-21Levan Gachechiladze: “If I Fail To Prove My Truth While I Am Alive, I Will Bequeath It to My Successors”
A leader of the Georgian Party Levan Gachechiladze responded to the article published in the newspaper “Asaval-Dasavali.” He blamed Nino Burjanadze’s family in launching nasty campaign against him.
2010-12-21IDPs in Kheta Requesting Improvement of Their Life Conditions
In the village Kheta of Khobi municipality, in the former building of technical college, forty families of IDPs from Abkhazia have been accommodated. For six months, they have not been provided with water and have been carrying unhealthy water from the well. Several times, children got poisoned. The IDPs are talking about the unduly conducted rehabilitation works. Their houses do not have chimneys, thus they do not have heating system.
2010-12-21IDPs Protesting against the New Wave of Evictions
Bakurtsikhe, Lesichine, Potskhoetseri, Chkaduashi, Narazeni, Abashispiri – these are the villages where the IDPs are going to be moved to once again. The eviction and forceful displacement to the regions from 30 compact settlement places of Tbilisi was planned for December 26th, but as a result of the protest rallies and activity of civil society, the government stopped this process till January 15th.
2010-12-20Journalists Quit presa.ge
Journalists quit the internet portal pressa.ge. The reason of quitting was named to be the assignment of the former journalist of Real TV Giorgi Kapanadze to the post of a director, according to the press conference held on December 20th.
2010-12-17Ungrounded Pretrial Detention
“Georgian courts agree with the investigation conclusions and sentence suspects to imprisonment without considering any alternative punishments. They do not pay attention to the personality of the accused, gravity of the imprisonment and other circumstances,” said lawyer Besarion Bokhashvili at the presentation in the Hotel Radisson yesterday.
2010-12-17Human Rights Center Requests Stopping the Mass Eviction of IDPs from the Compact Residence Places
Human Rights Center is concerned with the feasible mass eviction of IDPs. In 24 collective centers of Tbilisi, the IDPs have been informed that the buildings that they are currently living in are not the places of compact settlements and thus cannot be intended for long-term living.
2010-12-16Public Defender Woke Up
Public Defender Giorgi Tughushi said the concrete facts of physical assault and inhuman treatment of prisoners and detainees in pretrial detention settings are not properly investigated that promote the impunity syndrome among law enforcement officers.
2010-12-16Appeal of Georgian non-governmental organizations working in the field of protection of rights
On October 21, 2020, in Tbilisi, at the territory of “Elsavaco” Ltd (so called “Lilo” marketplace) the market traders hold the peaceful protest rally. They addressed representatives of political union “National Forum” for assistance and support.Mr. Kakha Chakvetadze Deputy Head of partial control of p/u “National Forum”,was detained immediately after the incident by the law enforcement officers of Tbilisi Isani-Samgori Police office.
2010-12-16The Church Where the Abkhazian and Georgian Warriors Are Mentioned Together
In the yard of Sameba Cathedral, the church will be built blessed by Georgian Patriarch dedicated to Abkhaz and Georgian warriors killed in the war. The idea belongs to IDP Congress and Georgian Warriors Union. The planning of the church is being completed. The construction will start in January and end in a year.
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