2015-10-10Statement of Human Rights Center about Biased News Item of Rustavi 2
Human Rights Center responds to the news item released by the TV-Company Rustavi 2 in its main news program of the day Kurieri on October 9 – “USA put Akhmed Chataev on the list of global terrorists, who was released from Georgian prison in 2012.”
2015-10-09Public isolation or language barrier
According to official statistics second largest ethnic group living in Georgia after ethnic Georgians are Azerbaijan people (they make 7% of the population). How do about 400 000 Azerbaijan citizens contribute to Georgian culture life? What is their impact on the development of Georgian literature, music, cinema and television?
2015-10-08Appeal Court Passed Verdict in Favor of Underage G. K.
On October 6, Tbilisi Appeal Court passed verdict in favor of the underage G. K. Micro-financial organization Georgian Capital was plaintiff at the trial. The Georgian Capital had appealed the decision of the City Court which had annulled mortgage of the applicant’s property.
2015-10-01Mejvriskhevi village former governor blames prosecutor’s office in dragging out court processes
“Prosecutor’s Office again proved that they continue working with old methods,” former governor of Mejvriskhevi village said on September 28 when he left 15th trial into his case.
2015-10-01Statement of NGOs about Arrested and Fined Persons during Peaceful Demonstration “No to Panorama”
On July 19, 2015 Tbilisi City Court announced decision on the case of ten people arrested during the demonstration No to Panorama in front of the Tbilisi City Council. Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association defended rights of the detainees at the court.
2015-09-25Giorgi Tskhadiashvili Appealed Resignation from Position
Giorgi Tskhadiashvili, who was resigned from the position of the Khashuri municipal board chairman, appealed to the court and requested restoration to the working place. First trial was held on September 22. Giorgi Tskhadiashvili’s authority was suspended on July 20; 18 municipal board members voted for it. Tskhadiashvili said the board members demonstrated mistrust to him as a result of political oppression.
2015-09-23Court Ruled to Sell Flat of the IDP Professor
Associated professor of the faculty of economics and business at the Tbilisi State University Merab Jikia applied to Human Rights Center for help. According to his statement, Mamuka Loluashvili and his wife, Ana Khetaguri misappropriated his flat fraudulently and mortgaged it several times. As a result of 9-year dispute Merab Jikia managed to gains his flat back and was declared victim.
2015-09-23Gori City Council to Discuss Question of Setting Up Stalin’s Statue in the City
On October 2, the deputies will discuss issue of setting up Stalin’s statue in the city during the session of the Gori City Council. The session agenda was amended as a result of the September 10 demonstration in Gori. The demonstrators requested to set up the statue of Stalin in the territory of the museum in Gori; otherwise they threatened with large-scaled demonstrations. Representatives of the Society Stalinelebi and Eurasian Choice met the City Mayor to discuss this issue.
2015-09-15Farmers held protest rally
Farmers held demonstration in front of the district administration in Gurjaani to protest low price of grape. They blocked the central motorway. Population of Gurjaani municipality participated in the demonstration. They requested the wine factories to increase price on grape and pay 1 lari for 1 kilo Rkatsiteli and 2 lari for Saperavi. Otherwise, they will hold permanent demonstrations on Tbilisi-Telavi central motorway.
2015-09-15Inhabitants from Mirtskhulava Street # 9/11 were evicted by compulsory measures
On August 26, inhabitants of the barracks in Mirtskhulava Street # 9/11, Tbilisi were evicted by compulsory measures. Enforcement police officers and their transportation service employees were mobilized on the site. Furniture and belongings of the inhabitants were transported by the vehicles of the National Bureau of Enforcement. Old people bounded to beds were taken out of the building by hand-borrows. Court judgment on compulsory eviction was executed without violence.
2015-09-14Presentation of the Report “State of Women and Juvenile Prisoners in Georgia”
Human Rights Center presented report State of Women and Juvenile Prisoners in Georgia in the conference hall of the National Library of Georgia.
2015-09-11Opposition refused district governor to conduct easy purchase procedure
Gurjaani district administration allocated 55 000 lari from the reserve fund for the rehabilitation of the Akhasheni ravine damaged during the natural disaster. The question about cleaning of the ravine was discussed at the session of the municipal board.
2015-09-10Verdict about the Person Accused for Persecution of Jehovah Witnesses
The Court found Zina Zedginidze-Ninua guilty, who was accused of the persecution against Jehovah Witnesses. Lawyer of the Jehovah Witnesses Manuchar Tsimintia informed humanrights.ge about it. Akhaltsikhe district court discussed the appeal against Zina Zedgenidze-Ninua into the March 31, 2015 incident and concluded that during quarrel Zedginidze physically abused Liza Shemazashvili. The court fined Zedgenidze with 500 lari for the committed offence.
2015-09-09Single Mother Urges for Help
Socially indigent mother applied to Human Rights Center for help. Rusudan Zaalishvili is growing up her 6-years-old son alone in extremely hard conditions. They do not have income and accommodation. She has health problems too. Rusudan Zaalishvili petitioned to the Tbilisi City Hall for flat rent.
2015-09-04Georgian Young Lawyers Association against Strip Search
Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) addressed the constitutional court of Georgia and requested revocation of #97 decree of Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia adopted on May 30, 2011, according to which, every defendant and convict is subject to the procedure of full examination when entering or leaving a penitentiary facility.
2015-09-02Appeal Court Acquitted Beneficiary of Human Rights Center
The Appeal Court acquitted convicted beneficiary of the lawyer of Human Rights Center in the administrative charge against him. The convicted person is Vazha Utiashvili from Gurjaani, 25-years-old. The Appeal Court discharged him from the accusation on the influence of narcotic substances as it was ruled by the district court on April 30, 2015.
2015-08-24Human Rights Summer School in Istanbul
Human rights summer school was held in Istanbul on August 3-9, 2015, within the framework of a joint project of the Public Defender's Office and the Human Rights Center. The project was funded and co-organized by the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities (OSCE HCNM).
2015-08-24Farmers from Kakheti Protest Tentative Price of Grape
Traditionally, the harvest in Kakheti region will start from Alazani embankment villages in Dedoplistskaro district from the end of August. State budget will allocate subsidies but companies have not yet made comments how much they will pay for one kilo of grape.
2015-08-21The TV station of ‘victorious people’: The story of Rustavi 2
Rustavi 2 has been at the center of Georgian politics and shaping public perceptions for more than a decade. Today, the ownership of the country’s largest private media outlet – last year, it reported revenues of GEL 30.7 million and accounted for about 32 out of every 100 minutes Georgians spend in front of their TV set – remains disputed.
2015-08-19Convict Nana Parchukashvili started hunger-strike
On August 17 and 18 Human Rights Center received two letters of Nestan Verulashvili, director of semi-closed and semi-open penitentiary establishment # 5 for female convicts. The prison director informed the organization about hunger-strike of the convict Nana Parchukashvili.
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