2014-02-28Audit Reports Football Base Was Illegally Sold
Training base of the Football Club Guria is located on the Black Sea Coast in Grigoleti village. Short time ago, Human Rights Center was informed that property was illegally taken from the Lanchkhuti district owned base.
2014-02-28Nongovernmental Organizations Protest Oppression on Former Prisoner by Law-enforcement Officers
On February 27, Human Rights Center, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, Transparency International Georgia, Article 42 of the Constitution and Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center held joint press-conference in the press-club of the Prime Time. They called on the Prosecutor’s Office to start probe into the intimidation and oppression facts on the former prisoner Zaza Azariashvili by law enforcement officers; Azariashvili was victim of torture during imprisonment term.
2014-02-28Noise during Conference of Georgian Dream in Gori
Second conference of the Georgian Dream was held in noisy environment in Gori. Election of the new chairman of the GD’s regional organization was on the agenda. Delegates gathered in the Gori Drama Theatre to support Nino Zurabishvili on the position. About ten members of the GD protested ongoing polls outside and spoke about internal controversy in the local organization of the Georgian Dream.
2014-02-28Amendments to the Law Restrict Labor Rights of Public Servants
Argument about amendments to the Law of Georgia on Public Service might continue in the Constitutional Court. According to the February 5, 2014 amendments to the law, which was approved by the Parliament of Georgia together with the Code on Local Self-Governance, every employee of the local self-governmental bodies will work as interim employees.
2014-02-28Public Defender to Monitor Flat Assignment Process to IDPs
Ministry of Internally Displace People from Occupied Territories, Refugees and Accommodation of Georgia will assign flats to IDPs according to special criteria. Special forms are filled in, where IDPs write all information reflecting their current conditions. Received information is evaluated and points are granted. Families, who will receive highest points, will receive flats in the first stage.
2014-02-26Restoration of Justice or Political Persecution – Cases on Former Senior Officials
Human Rights House Tbilisi organized a round table on the cases of former senior officials. Representatives of the civil society organizations and experts participated in the discussion.
2014-02-26“I Will Burn Myself with My Disabled Son in front of Ministry”
Diagnosis – hydrocephaly, 12 surgical operations, shunted on the head, attached to the shunting apparatus, which often goes out of order because of “tramp life” and abnormal living conditions. New surgeries after surgeries. No home! No hygiene! No medical treatment! No rehabilitation! No food! He takes medicines time by time – it is present situation of three and half years old Luka.
2014-02-25Juvenile Diversion Program – One Chance for Adults
Luka, 15, took advantage of inattentive shop-assistant and stole a pair of shoes when trying them on. After detention, prosecutor’s office counted the incurred damage that amounted to 25 lari. Based on the prosecutor’s office resolution, Luka became beneficiary of the Diversion and Mediation Program and was freed from criminal liability. In accordance to the program procedures, initially social worker drew up bio-psychological portrait of Luka, which showed that he is advanced pupil, sociable and has high sense of responsibility.
2014-02-25Twice Resigned Person from Position By the Court Was Restored to Job
Court twice prohibited former director of the Kakheti regional development agency Valeri Gremelashvili to occupy leading position in the agency. The court found him guilty in the abuse of professional authority and waste of large amount of fund together with the former chairman of the agency Giorgi Sibashvili.
2014-02-24Nongovernmental Organizations Call on the Government to Effectively Protect Rights of Workers at Kazreti Deposit
Nongovernmental Organizations Call on the Government to Effectively Protect Rights of Workers at Kazreti Deposit.
2014-02-24Appeal Court Upheld Lawsuit of the Former Chairman of the Gori Municipal Board
Marlen Nadiradze requested annulment of the September 14, 2007 decree of the municipal board with which the board members resigned him from the position. Several-day political controversy was pre-condition of this decision.
2014-02-24Controversy at Lanchkhuti District Local Self-Governmental Bodies Continue
Short time ago, chairmen of two fractions at the Lanchkhuti municipal board requested impeachment of the board chairman Amiran Gigineishvili. The latter responded to their statement and said.
2014-02-24Head of Pres-Center of the Shida Kartli Regional Administration Quitted Job
Natia Omadze, head of press-center and public relation department of the Shida Kartli regional administration, made statement about leaving the job in social network. Omadze connected her decision with regional governor Zurab Rusishvili’s insularity and distance from the society.
2014-02-24According to the Identoba’s Survey There Is Hierarchy in Georgian Prisons
Survey conducted by the nongovernmental organization Identoba in Georgian penitentiary establishments proved that segregation of inmates according to their sexual identity or behavior is still strong. According to the survey, there are three hierarchies of social groups in the penitentiary establishments.
2014-02-24Bus Drivers Have Been on Strike for Eights Day in Batumi
Bus drivers have been on strike for eight days already in Batumi. 300 drivers of public transport stopped working with the request of raise in salaries. Drivers request resignation of Gia Loria, director of the Auto Transport Company, and payment of 4, 5 lari instead 4 lari per working hour.
2014-02-24“Ranger Knew That I Was Cutting Trees” – Stories from Ateni Gorge
Several facts of cutting firewood pulp and construction wood were observed in Ateni Gorge in January, 2014. Most facts were observed on January 22-23. Wood was confiscated in every case; the seized fire wood will be assigned to socially indigent families.
2014-02-24Telavi University Student Warned for His Status in Social Network
Rector of Telavi State University Avtandil Gelegutashvili assigned case of the student Nodar Ezhishvili to the Ethic Commission for his critical statuses about the university in the social network Facebook. The student was called to the ethic commission session, where he received warning. The Ethic Code imposes some other disciplinary sanctions and dismissal from the university as punishment.
2014-02-20Journalist of Guria News Alleges District Governor Verbally Insulted Her
Journalist of Guria News Zhana Megrelishvili said, on February 14, Ozurgeti district governor Konstantine Sharashenidze insulted and cursed her in his working rooms, when journalist tried to get his comment.
2014-02-20Noisy Judgment at Kutaisi City Court
Five-year imprisonment for Vano Merabishvili and 50 000 lari fine for Zurab Tchiaberashvili – Judge Natia Barbakadze passed this judgment after ten-month court proceedings on February 17 at the Kutaisi City Court. The Court passed guilty judgment on former Minister of Interior and former regional government in criminal case.
2014-02-17Company Winning Bid Is Sought
Gori district administration is looking for the company, which won bid competition in November, 2013. Ltd GPG participated in the tender and won it. According to the bid requirements, the Company had to rehabilitate underground passages in Gori. Several months passed but the Company did not implement its duties.
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