2014-09-22Argument about Future Competition in Kutaisi Local Self-Government
On September 16, Kutaisi City Council approved resolution on the competition for the employees of self governmental agency. Special session finished with the controversy - council members from United National Movement protested part of the resolution which regulates interview with applicants after testing.
2014-09-22Human Rights Center Welcomes Timely Transfer of the Convicted Person into Rustavi Prison # 17
Based on the decision of the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia, on September 19, convict Genadi Jeladze was moved from Prison # 7 into Rustavi Prison # 17.
2014-09-19Tents of Homeless
Homeless people have been sheltering tents set up in Moscow Avenue in Tbilisi since December 2013. The Government of Georgia announced the initiative after nongovernmental organizations raised the issue very urgently. In extremely cold winter of 2013-2014, 12 tents for 80 persons were set up in Moscow Avenue. Since then, people permanently go to the tents at night and sleep there if they have nowhere else to go.
2014-09-19Human Rights Centre Protests Transfer of Convict to Penitentiary Establishment #7
On September 18, in the press club of Prime Time, Human Rights Centre held press conference about illegal transfer of severely ill prisoner Genadi Jeladze to Prison #7 penitentiary establishment.
2014-09-19Sokhumi Wants Change of Format and Agenda of Geneva Talks
Sokhumi supports continuation of Geneva talks, but its format and agenda should be changed, something that is strongly opposed by Tbilisi, foreign minister of breakaway Abkhazia, Viacheslav Chirikba, said on September 18.
2014-09-18NGOs Protest Illegal Firing of Patrol Policeman
On September 18th, in the conference hall of Human Rights House Tbilisi, NGOs – Human Rights Center, Article 42 of Constitution, Transparency International-Georgia and Public Ombudsman held a press conference regarding illegal firing of patrol policeman, Joseb Abuladze.
2014-09-17Human Rights Center Protests Transfer of Severely Ill Convict to #7 Penitentiary Establishment
On September 18th, at 13:00 pm, in the press club of Prime Time, Human Rights Center will hold press conference regarding the illegal transfer of severely ill prisoner, Genadi Jeladze to #7 penitentiary establishment. Genadi Jeladze’s life is in danger in #7 penitentiary establishment.
2014-09-17Joint press-conference of NGOs about unfair dismissal of patrol inspector from job
On September 18th, at 11:00 pm, in the conference hall of Human Rights House Tbilisi, NGOs – Human Rights Center, Article 42 of Constitution, Transparency International Georgia and Public Advocacy will hold a press conference regarding illegal firing of patrol policeman, Joseb Abuladze.
2014-09-15Legislative Initiative Might Be Submitted to the Parliament due to Tense Criminal Situation in the Country
Two days ago, patrol police officer ruthlessly beat 65-year-old man in my neighborhood in Kutaisi. Mevlud Kodua had his head and limbs broken and was taken to Imereti regional hospital. The neighbors informed media about the fact. Press-center of the MIA states the fact was not officially confirmed because nobody had applied to the local police office and there was nothing to study.
2014-09-12Detained for the Resistance to Police Officers Requests Release under Bail
On September 10, controversy between law enforcement officers and a citizen near House of Justice in Gori lasted a few minutes. In the moment of detention, the citizen resisted the police officers.
2014-09-12Human Rights Center Requests Remove Top Secret Status from the Cases of Former Political Prisoners
Human Rights Center Requests removal of Top Secret Status from the cases of former political prisoners who were charged for espionage and new objective investigation into their cases. Representatives of the organization made the statement at the press-conference in the press-club of the news agency “Pirveli” on September 12.
2014-09-10With the support of Human Rights Center, legal owner returned property
With free legal aid provided by Human Rights Center Elza Shekriladze returned her property, house, where people had broken into years ago; they did not intend to leave the space regardless the court judgment passed in favor of the owner.
2014-09-09A competition for city hall workers might be conducted by the National Examinations Center
8th September meeting in the Gori’s city council began 20 minutes later. The reason was absence of half council members. Oppositional members of the city council were first to show up in the meeting hall. The chairman of the city council Papuna Koberidze began meeting with the speech about above mentioned problem and stated that this is last time when he forgives council members to be late.
2014-08-26A man was killed by outdated electricity system in Marana village
Residents of Marana village in Gori district held protest demonstration in front of the Shida Kartli regional administration office. The villagers request individual electricity meters in their families and rehabilitation of the electricity system.
2014-08-25Three Citizens Kidnapped from Khurvaleti Are in Tskhinvali Detention Setting
On August 22, Russian soldiers arrested three citizens of Georgia in Khurvaleti village adjacent to the occupied territory in Shida Kartli. All of them are in the pre-trial detention setting in Tskhinvali now.
2014-08-22Prosecutors Probe Senior UNM MP Bakradze's „Undeclared Bank Account“
Prosecutor’s office said on August 20 it launched a probe into undeclared bank account of UNM parliamentary minority leader MP Davit Bakradze.
2014-08-21Hand Grenade Attack on Abkhaz CEC Chair's House
A hand grenade exploded after it was thrown into a yard of house of chairman of Central Election Commission (CEC) of breakaway Abkhazia, Batal Tabagua, in Sokhumi, Abkhaz news agency Apsnipress reported.
2014-08-20City Council Members Request Monthly Salaries
Part of Gori City Council members requests monthly salaries. In accordance to the law on self-governance, city council meets twice per month. According to the law, council members do not receive salaries though local budget shall reimburse expenses the members have for the implementation of their duties.
2014-08-20IDPs vs Endless Problems
People displaced from Tskhinvali in 1990s have lived in the IDP settlement in Gori Tour Base for 24 years already. They say their cottages are in poor conditions for living and can provide expertise conclusion to confirm the fact. 139 internally displaced families live in the Tour base settlement now.
2014-08-19Ethic Charter Assessed Information Released by Moambe Was Discriminative
Journalistic Ethic Charter Council concluded that information released in Moambe, main news program of the day at Public Broadcaster on August 6 was discriminative and contradicts both Code of Conduct of the Public Broadcaster and Code of Conduct for Broadcasters; the news was about death of a child caused by negligence of parents.
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