2011-05-17Residents of Village Mleta Taking Turns for Sleeping
The sufferers of the landslide in the village Mleta are afraid that the landslide erupt again in spring and destroy their houses. Last year, the landslide locked the river-bed and the water flooded the houses. Approximately 15 families were promised to be evacuated but the sufferers of the natural disaster still live in the destroyed houses.
2011-05-16Police Official Spitting, Press-Service Hiding
Georgian media has covered the details of the detainment of members of Public Assembly and organization Ara relatively comprehensively. The action the participants of which were detained was held against the head of the Rustavi Police First Department Valeri Dughashvili.
2011-05-13Government’s Plans for Racha
The decisions of government to hold auctions for cascade constructions and put on the market 20-year licenses have drawn public’s attention lately.
2011-05-11Drivers Deprived of their Mini-Buses
The mini-bus drivers, who gave ride to the protest rally participants on May 9th in Kakheti by the order of Georgian Party, were deprived of their mini-buses. According to the drivers, the law-enforcement officials did not clarify the reason of the seizure of their mini-buses.
2011-05-11Batumi Residents Believe Georgian Government Seized Celebration of May 6 from Them
Media organizations were selected to get accreditation at the Police Parade in Batumi. Free media outlets and ordinary citizens could not attend the parade.
2011-05-10Changes to Georgian Law on Police Appealed to Constitutional Court
Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) appeals against the changes made in the Georgian Law on Police to the Constitutional Court. According to the head of GYLA, Tamar Chugoshvili, the complaint to the Constitutional Court is filed on behalf of the citizen Davit Shubladze.
2011-05-10Government Suppressing Street Actions by Series of Imprisonments
On May 7th Rustavi police raided Public Assembly action and detained 12 participants. According to the representative of the assembly, the policemen started detaining the action participants after an anonymous individual punched the law-enforcement official.
2011-05-10Protest of the “Georgian Party” in Kakheti
Protest rallies of the Georgian Party in Sagarejo, Gurjaani, Telavi and Kvareli districts were held yesterday and about 1 200 people participated in it. The organizers brought most participants from Tbilisi by mini-buses.
2011-05-06Mortality among Prisoners Increased at 50%
Number of dead prisoners in Georgian penitentiary system has increased at 50% from the previous year. The representatives of the Public Defender’s Office state mostly prisoners die because of late medical assistance. Tuberculosis, infections and breathing system problems are top diseases that kill prisoners.
2011-05-06The Appeal Court Did not Return Recreation Status to the Digomi Park
The Tbilisi Appeal Court did not change the verdict of the Tbilisi City Court and did not satisfy the suit of Ana Gabriadze and Caucasian Environmental NGO Network (CENN); they protested the amended status of one part of the Digomi forest-park.
2011-05-05Extortion At Sarpi Custom House in the Name of State
More and more people face problems at the Sarpi Custom House. Custom officers seize the purchased goods from most of them claiming they have breached the new rules of duty-payment according to the instruction of the Minister of Finances released on February 1, 2011. However, the stories of the citizens do not show any signs of violation.
2011-05-05“Curse-Therapy” In Gldani Jail Hospital
Inmate of the Rustavi Prison # 17 Rudic Ovakimyan urges the state institutions and non-governmental organizations for help. Ovakimyan is ill and complains about doctors.
2011-05-04Turned Up Newspapers in Georgia on the International Day of Press Freedom
On the twentieth anniversary of the International Day of Press Freedom, May 3, famous international organization rated Georgian media as “partly free” again.
2011-05-04Vasil Sanodze will Receive Medical Treatment in Israel
The Head of General Inspection of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was taken to Ghudushauri Clinic on May 3 in the morning. He was severely injured in the area of head by the gun. Yesterday night, the wounded official was taken to one of the clinic in Israel from Tbilisi international airport.
2011-05-03Title Seized, Physically Abused and Fired from Job
Badri Khitarishvili, former commander of the transport unit of the fourth infantry brigade of the land force of the Defense Ministry of Georgia was intimidated in the General Headquarters as a denouncer; commander tore off the symbols of the fourth infantry brigade and badge of the military officer from the uniform, beat him and then fired from the Army.
2011-05-02Grigol Kharebava: “Detainees During Protest Rally Targeted to Aggressive and Degrading Treatment in the Detention Setting”
Grigol (Kakha) Kharebava told the Human Rights Center about his 20-day administrative imprisonment. He was detained at the protest rally in front of the Supreme Court of Georgia.
2011-05-02Vanished 939 700 GEL
The population of the village Aghtaklia of Gardabani region is concerned – how safe it was to build houses near the river Mtkvari. Due to abundant sediments, the river Mtkvari has flooded and put 9 houses in danger. The water has destroyed several crofts.
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