2011-12-16New Details of Enveri Case
The hearing of appeal complaint of defendants in the case of famous special operation Enveri will supposedly start from the middle of December.
2011-12-16Doctor Charged with Responsibility for Death of 3-year-old Child Is Released
The former doctor of Dedoplistskaro hospital Giorgi Sekhniashvili who was detained after the President’s statement under the charge of leaving three-year-old Amil Gasanov in jeopardy is released.
2011-12-16MIA Partly Acknowledged Damage of Journalists during May 26 Dispersal
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia partly agreed with the litigation of journalists and acknowledged that they were injured and received material damage during the dispersal of May 26 protest demonstration; thus, the MIA took responsibility to reimburse their damage.
2011-12-15Public Defender: “Mortality Rate among Prisoners Increased”
Public Defender of Georgia has published National Prevention Mechanism Special Report. It describes the results of the monitoring in penitentiary establishments and temporary detention isolators carried out over the first half of 2011. According to the Report, the rate of mortality among prisoners has increased and inmates are still ill-treated in custodies.
2011-12-15Special Press-Conference of the Coalition for Freedom of Choice
On December 15, the Coalition for Freedom of Choice held a special press-conference in the office of the Human Rights Center.
2011-12-14Family of Joni Abuladze Tried Under the Charge of Complicity in Acts of Terrorism Requests to Get Acquainted with Verdict
The family members of Joni Abuladze tried under the charge of complicity in acts of terrorism in September-October of 2010 request to get acquainted with the verdict.
2011-12-14Editors of the Georgian Business Week Newspaper Request to Pay Salary Arrears
Former employees of the Georgian Business Week newspaper request repayment of salary debts and accuse the newspaper in ignoring Court verdict.
2011-12-13Two Social Polls on One Topic with Different Findings
Different findings of the social polls carried out by the International Republic Institute (IRI) and the Institute of Social Studies and Analysis (ISSA) caused different reaction of the Georgian society. Both organizations published the poll findings almost simultaneously in one week.
2011-12-12IDPs Settled in Poti Feel Themselves Deceived
A new settlement of IDPs appeared in Maltakva district, Poti several months ago. More than 800 IDP families from Abkhazia were resettled there from various regions of Georgia. The IDPs faced many problems in the new place soon after the settlement.
2011-12-09Prisoner Describes His Torture
Ombudsman of Georgia sent an explanation note of the prisoner who explains how he was tortured by the employees of #18 Prison Department to the main Office of Prosecutor of Georgia.
2011-12-08Prisoners Unable to Call Lawyer of Human Rights Center
The head of Legal Department of Human Rights Center Nino Andriashvili states that the prisoners cannot contact her since the month of November. The lawyer assumes that her telephone is blocked on purpose.
2011-12-08Ingiloys Urge to Open Bridge
Ingiloys residing in Samtatskaro village in Dedoplistskaro district request to open a bridge linking Georgia and Azerbaijan. The Georgian Custom Police prohibited transport movement along Samtatskaro-Muganlo Bridge a year ago because it was amortized. However, there is no document to prove it.
2011-12-07Long Litigation Finished and Jewish Businessmen Are Free
On December 2, the President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili pardoned Jewish businessmen Ron Fuchs and Zeev Frenkiel. The president’s spokesperson Manana Manjgaladze clarified that based on the petitions of the Israeli government and the Israeli President, the President of Georgia decided to pardon the Jewish businessmen.
2011-12-07Nino Chkhobadze: “We Might Lose Truso Valley Soon”
According to the head of NGO Greens Movement of Georgia – Friends of Planet Nino Chkhobadze, Georgia might entirely lose Truso Valley after the building of Lars Hydro-Electric Station.
2011-12-05Erosi Beyond Maestro
The founders of the TV Company Maestro and the representative of the managing company Erosi Kitsmarishvili could not reach agreement. The negotiation had been going on for several hours on December 1st in the office of the TV Company. The Coalition for Media Advocacy played the role of a mediator in the consultations. However, organization could not manage to mediate between the conflicting sides.
2011-12-05Rights of Political Prisoner Anzor Mezvrishvili Are Systematically Violated
Political Prisoner Anzor Mezvrishvili serves his sentence in Rustavi #17 Penitentiary Department. The head of Legal Department of Human Rights Center Nino Andriashvili defends his rights.
2011-12-01Mass Media Protesting Against Auctions Announced by Tbilisi City Hall
On November 29th the representatives of mass media held a protest action in front of Tbilisi City Hall – “I read newspapers.” The ordinary citizens participated in the action along with the representatives of various media outlets and Georgian Press Association. The protestors symbolically held newspapers.
2011-12-0115 Georgian Sailors Request Help
The fate of fifteen Georgian and three Turkish sailors has been uncertain for more than a year. The fact that they are alive is confirmed by two photos disseminated by Somali pirates on October 30th. Both photos are taken in the platform of the captured tanker Olib G and it shows armed and masked pirates.
2011-11-30Prosecutor’s Office Does Not Investigate Oppression on Journalists
Public Defender of Georgia Giorgi Tugushi has sent two recommendations to the chief prosecutor Murtaz Zodelava this week. The Ombudsman requested the prosecutor to investigate oppression facts on journalists but the Prosecutor’s Office does not respond to any fact.
2011-11-29Shorena Khangoshvili’s Case Ended without Court Hearing
The Office of Prosecutor signed a plea-bargain agreement with the former journalist from Pankisi valley Shorena (Asmat) Khangoshvili. Khangoshvili confessed her guilt in exchange for the agreement. The Office of Prosecutor accused her for purchasing, keeping and transporting big amount of drugs.
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