2016-07-29Violence against Women – Hard Heritage for Generations
Level of violence against women has become very alarming. Absolute majority of violence facts happen in the families and sometimes end lethally – women are either killed or badly wounded by husbands or partners. More and more facts happen every year that is caused, as experts say, by ineffective reaction to violence facts from law enforcement officers, loyal and faulty legislation, insufficient number of shelters, etc. The state cannot give adequate guarantees of protection to the violence victims.
2016-07-26Police has arrested supporters of Levan Kokoshvili during the demonstration
On July 21, in Gori a confrontation between police officers and supporters of Ramaz Kokoshvili started after judge Levan Darbaidze did not satisfy solicitation of defense regarding changing preventing punishment from arrest to bail.
2016-07-2046th day of hunger strike in detention centre
Ramaz Kokoshvili has been on hunger strike for 46th day in Gldani prison #8. Kokoshvili chose this form of protest after the court decided to impose arrest as a preventive punishment on him. Kokoshvili accuses police officers in illegal arrest and physical assault. According to his attorney, Kolpshvili’s health conditions are worrying. After the hunger strike he lost 17 kilos and he does not feel well.
2016-07-20When the Roma Do Not Apply to the State, the State Shall Come to Meet Them
The Roma are as isolated and marginalized community in Georgia like in other states. The Roma living in Europe have raised their voices for the defense of their rights for a long time already. However, we have not heard their civic protest in Georgia so far. The stereotypes in the society, frequent conflict with the state and the law, living in discriminative and hard social conditions are common problems of the Roma.
2016-07-16Isolation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia Complicates Defense of Human Rights
After August 2008 war the state of human rights worsened in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. First of all, the reason is the war, as a result of what thousands people had to flee from their homes from the villages of South Ossetia and Kodori Gorge, which were under the Georgian jurisdiction before August 2008. During military operations militants burnt and destroyed the houses of ethnic Georgians in the Georgian villages of South Ossetia. The people who still live in Abkhazia and South Ossetia still live under high risk of human rights abuses.
2016-07-13Press-Conference about Malicious Practice in Penitentiary Establishments
On July 6, Human Rights Center and Georgian Bar Association held press-conference to express concern with the malicious practice in penitentiary establishments when prison officers demand the lawyers to present them the notes they made during the meetings with their accused/convicted clients in prison. Leaders of Human Rights Center and Georgian Bar Association call on the Minister of Corrections to get interested in the situation in penitentiary establishments and take effective measures to combat hindering of the attorneys’ professional activities in prisons.
2016-07-08State Security Service Requests Release of Giunashvili
De-facto law enforcement bodies claim the citizen of Georgia is suspected in terrorist activities. The detainee is resident of Disevi village, Giorgi Giunashvili, born in 1978. According to the information of the de-fact state security committee of the occupied South Ossetia, the detainee has been active member of the illegal armed formations of the Georgian special forces since 2004.
2016-07-07Human Rights Center Calls on the Ministry of Corrections to Deny the Spread Disinformation
Human Rights Center protests the dissemination of false information by the Ministry of Corrections through the news program of TV-Company Imedi on July 6.
2016-07-02Mountainous Village Ziari May Get Deserted
In accordance to the Law of Georgia on the Development of High Mountainous Regions, 1582 settlements in Georgia received status of the mountainous zone. Among them was Ziari village, in Gurjaani district. According to the 2002 census in Georgia, 75 persons lived in the village. Nowadays, up to 30 people live there. As locals say the migration process started after the school was closed in the village.
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