2011-04-29Retired People Without Pension
More than 500 retired people could not receive their pensions in March and April. About 100 families remained without social allowances too. The Revenue Department automatically cut off the money from the pensions of the retired people and allowances of socially disabled families and transferred it to the budget.
2011-04-28Sacrificed to Work
April 28 is the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured in working place. According to statistical data, 81 people have died during their work since 2010. The rights of the employees are not protected by the Georgian Labor Code if they are injured during the labor incidents; if they die on the working place, the Law does not envisage any rehabilitation.
2011-04-28GYLA About the April 26, 2011 Comment of the Ministry of Justice
The Georgian Young Lawyers Association responds to the statement of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia about the verdict of the European Court on the case – Enukidze and Girgvliani VS Georgia. The GYLA thinks the state institutions of Georgia shall adequately evaluate and consider the verdict.
2011-04-26“Gurjistan” Left Behind River Alazani
The river Alazani flooded as a result of raining and snow melting in the mountains. As the farmers of Sighnaghi Region informed Kakheti Information Center, the flooded river took away approximately 1 hectare of land. According to them, the river creates particular danger for one of the meanders which covers approximately 15 hectare land. If the meander gets ruptured, this territory will stay on the side of Azerbaijan.
2011-04-26Low acquittal rate in Georgian courts weighs on justice system
TBILISI (TrustLaw) – The controversial imprisonment earlier this month in Georgia of two Israeli businessmen for trying to bribe a minister has thrown a spotlight over the former Soviet state’s legal system.
2011-04-26The Human Rights Center Requests Dismissal of School Teacher
The Human Rights Center requests dismissal of Nunu Iremashvili, math teacher, from the Vazisubani public school. According to the Kakheti office of the Human Rights Center the teacher hit a 5th-grade pupil against the wall and desk.
2011-04-26TSU Students VS Self-Government
Students of the Tbilisi State University opposed the self-government of the University. They said the controversy started after they were physically assaulted by self-government members.
2011-04-26Strasbourg Court Delivered Judgment on Sandro Girgvliani’s Case
Today, European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg delivered judgment on Sandro Girgvliani’s case. The court judgment unilaterally confirmed all allegations of the society against the government with regard to the case. The Court Judgment reads:
2011-04-21“National” Arithmetic of the Batumi City Hall
Batumi City Hall sold “Piazza” for 7 million GEL less than it has spent on its construction. Members of the Batumi City Council from the opposition parties were clarified that the budget shall be filled in.
2011-04-21Freedom House New Report - Internet Freedom in Georgia Still "Partly Free"
Georgia is among the countries with the status "partly free" in view of Internet freedom, according to the Freedom on the Net 2011: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media, published April 18.
2011-04-21Mess in Water Supply Company
The water problem has still not been solved in Poti. Poti residents no longer believe in the promise of 24-hour water supply and think that the President Saakashvili has lied to them. The water is still provided only once in every two days, just for several hours.
2011-04-20Children Hospital #1 to be Abolished
Kurashvili Children Hospital # 1 is ready for the upcoming reconstruction activities. The first floor has been emptied from the medical equipment. The door has been removed.
2011-04-20Rustavi Residents Think Yellow Rain Is Result of the Air Polluted by Giant Enterprises in Rustavi
On April 20, a muddy rain began at around 9:30 am in the Tbilisi and Rustavi areas. The rain was yellow and was leaving muddy spots on clothes, umbrellas and cars.
2011-04-19Suicide Number Increases by Three Times
The suicide number has increased in Kakheti. According to the statistics, for the last 6 months, 12 facts of suicide have been observed in the region. Mostly young people committed suicide. According to the psychologists, the increase of suicides is related to the severe social situation.
2011-04-19Murder Because of Violence
“My father-in-law and I were drinking wine after what we had quarrel. I led him into another room, where I hit him; he fell on the bed and fainted. Then I hit axe in his head,” it is confession of 27-year-old Zviad Sibashvili which was screened by the MIA. The suspect faces imprisonment for 17 years.
2011-04-19What Happens When Government Likes Your Plot?
Jumber Beridze showed us completely shoveled plot where a week ago he had vine-yard about. Now, workers with red hamlets are working there - in the territory near the Tbilisi Reservoir. The plot still belongs to Jumber Beridze on documents but nobody pays attention to it.
2011-04-18The Constitutional Court of Georgia Found Several Norms in the Law on Manifestations Non-Constitutional
The Constitutional Court of Georgia found several norms in the Law of Georgia on Assemblage and Manifestations non-constitutional. As a result, those norms were abolished which prohibited assembly and manifestations within 20 meters radius of several institutions and administrative buildings, among them court building entrances.
2011-04-15Classic Example of Anti-Semitism
Jury members and TV-Company Imedi apologized to the society for the anti-Semitist “joke” made during the TV-competition of the Funny and Clever Club. Although their apology was ten days late and the Human Rights Center had already published urgent appeal about it, as people say – better late than never.
2011-04-14Giorgi Targamadze: “Council of Europe Report Strictly Criticizes Situation in Georgia.”
The Criminal Code of Georgia, situation in the prisons, facts of violations of prisoners’ rights, the process of eviction of IDPs, abuse of power by the police authorities at the demonstrations, judiciary and media – these are the issues strictly criticized by the report of Council of Europe on the processes monitored in Georgia.
2011-04-14Selling of Hydro Electro Stations – Threat or Part of New Policy?!
In accordance to the agreement signed on April 1, 2011 hydro-electro stations KhramHES 1 and KhramHES 2 were assigned to the Russian Company under ownership. According to the memorandum, Georgian side will receive 104 million USD before November 2011. Russian Company Inter Rao will be owner of the hydro-electro stations before 2025.
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