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Election reality and ethnic Azerbaijani people
“Several days are left before the elections and we still do not know how many single mandate candidates participate in the ballot in our district. We met only one ethnic Azerbaijani female candidate and one Georgian candidate, who met people in the school. To tell the truth, I do not expect that any of them will do any good for us,” Vahid Humbethov from Nakhiduri village, Bolnisi municipality said.
Successful Cases of Human Rights Center (July-September, 2016)
1. The convicted person won trial against the Ministry of Internal Affairs with the support of Human Rights Center 2.The Appeal Court Also Confirmed Labor Discrimination in TELASI 
Human Rights Center requests punishment of the policeman for the indifference in the case of murdered woman
Human Rights Center works on  the alleged professional negligence of a police officer in the murder case of the 20-year-old woman K.I in Ponitchala, who was killed by her husband on July 12, 2016..
Fire was open against Irakli Okruashvili during the pre-election meeting
On October 2, when the single mandate candidate in Gori Irakli Okruashvili was meeting the local population, somebody opened fire in his direction. Koba Koshadze, Okruashvili’s security officer, and Bidzina Tomashvili, the member of his political party, were wounded.
Political Transfiguration of the Free Democrat’s single mandate candidate in Rustavi
Teimuraz Menapire, the single mandate candidate of the political party Irakli Alasania – Free Democrats in Rustavi DEC #30, left the party when there was no time to replace him with new candidate. 
The Governor of Kaspi Municipality is accused in misuse of administrative resources
Vakhtang Bezhitashvili, the single mandate candidate from the Free Democrats, accused the Municipality Governor in the misuse of administrative resources. Bezhitashvili said the governor Gocha Gochitashvili went by service car to the election office of the Georgian Dream. Bezhitashvili disseminated the video to prove the statement in social media. 
Dead people in the election lists
8 days before the Election Day, the representatives of the political parties talk about dead people in the election lists. 
Ethnic Azerbaijani people and Elections
After the 2012 Parliamentary Elections 8 ethnic minorities became members of the Parliament of Georgia. In 2008-2012 there were 6 ethnic minority MPs in the Georgian Parliament, in 2004-2008 their number was 12 and in 1998-2004 – 16. 
The MP Candidates in the Pre-Election Campaign and Voters without Information
“What has the MP, whom we elected, done for us? He has never come to us and got interested in our problems. We have no gas and water supplies but nobody cares about it. Members of one of the political parties came here and tried to convince us to vote for him and their Georgian candidate.
The war of election banners
The election experts, representatives of NGOs and the chairwoman of the Central Election Commission positively evaluate the pre-election campaign. The CEC chairwoman promised the 2016 Parliamentary Elections will be more organized than ever. Tamar Zhvania said the miscarriages from the previous elections were easily tackled. 

Cable TVs in the process to switch to digit broadcasting
On September 29, Georgian Cable TV Union organized international conference – The Days of the Georgian Cable TVs – Third Millennium Together, in the Tbilisi Celebration Palace of Rituals. 

Up to 60 families might lose their flats in Gori

The residential buildings are demolished in the Kombinati settlement in Gori. That’s why up to 60 families can lose flats and stay homeless. The local population declared they several times applied the Local Self-Government and the Central Government of Georgia about their living conditions, but there was no response. 
Preparation for the meeting with the Prime-Minister and attack on journalist in Tsnori
Yesterday, preparation works started for the meeting with the Prime-Minister in the central street of Tsnori, which had been under construction for several months. The workers were forced to clean the street from the stones and to fill the pits with asphalt and concrete in a heavy rain. Tamaz Mateshvili, the representative of the Tsnori district governor in the village, came drunk to the Liberty Street after the journalist of the Information Center of Kakheti arrived on the site. He cursed the journalist and slapped in the face and then left the territory by his car. 

Election banners of the United National Movement were destroyed in Gori Municipality
On September 17, several residents of Plavismani village in Gori Municipality destroyed the election banners of the single mandate candidate from UNM, Badri Basishvili. 
The prosecutor’s witness claims the lawyer Mdinaradze pulled his and chief police officer’s ears
On September 14, next hearing into the case of Lasha Kvirkvaia, the former head of the Vake-Saburtalo police unit # 5 was held at the Tbilisi City Court. The judge of the Tbilisi City Court Lili Mskhiladze heard the statements of the prosecutor’s witnesses. They had witnessed physica assault of the lawyer Giorgi Mdinaradze in the police office. 
The spaces allocated for the pre-election propaganda turned into topics of controversy
During the pre-election period, the government constantly claims that the 2016 Parliamentary Elections and pre-election process shall be conducted according to the democratic standards, without any complications. In the response to that, the representatives of the opposition political parties complain about unfair conditions and injustice. In particular, they speak about limited access to the spaces for pre-election campaigns, which remain problematic, as it was during past elections.
Isko Daseni inserted on the election list of the Georgian Dream in exchange of 167 000 GEL
On August 12, 2016 Ltd MFO Leader Credit donated 120 000 GEL to the political party Georgian Dream. On the same day, 3 members of Ltd’s supervisory board and their relatives transferred total 47 000 GEL to the same political party. Approximately one month later, the ruling party inserted Isko Daseni, the head of the enterprise, in the top thirty of the proportional list. Isko Daseni is Aleksandre Tchikaidze’s [former Minister of Interior] partner. 

The United National Movement blames the State Security Service in the oppression on the private company
The representatives of the Rustavi Office of the United National Movement [UNM] blame the State Security Service in the hindering of the pre-election campaign. Mamuka Chikovani, the single mandate candidate in Rustavi from the UNM, declared that the State Security Service did not allow the political party to put the banner in the central avenue. 

Pre-election complaint to the Kutaisi District Election Commission
Kutaisi office of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association lodged a complaint to the Kutaisi District Election Commission #59. The complaint applies to a possible violation of the election code. In particular, it refers to the pre-election propaganda by the head of the Organizational and Human Resources Department at the Kutaisi City Council during the working hours.
The Public Defender: “peculiarities of the regions were not taken into account while composing election districts”
The Public Defender’s Office, for the first time in the history of independent Georgia, will observe the 2016 Parliamentary Elections under its mandate. On August 25, Ucha Nanuashvili, the Public Defender, spoke about the upcoming elections and the action plan of their office during the meeting with the representatives of the NGO in the hotel Courtyard Marriott. After the meeting, the Public Defender answered several questions of www.humanrights.ge.  
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How the Parliamentary Elections were conducted?
Without violations With violations They were falsified I do not know I hesitate to answer


Disbelief based on partiality Reality is different
In recent days, Campaign This Affects You has become more active for the society. A new slogan has appeared on the famous label
Fragile Peace in Balkans
Hungry Commission Members and Commission Chairpersons Angry with Observers in Batumi


Villages of the Hopeless
I learned about healing water Dzuguri first several days ago. Having searched information, we learned that Dzuguri water is sold near the chain
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?
Triggers of Prisoners’ Mass Protests

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