2013-08-09Kutaisi Regional Election Commission Started Working
Kutaisi District Election Commission # 59 staffed with five permanent members, one representative from the Central Election Commission, seven from political parties started preparation for the presidential elections of October 27, 2013.
2013-08-09Inmates of Penitentiary Establishment # 5 Might Renew Hunger-Strike
Inmates of the Women’s Prison # 5 stopped hunger-strike but claim unless their requirements are met, they will renew the protest. Female prisoners request to restore former director and deputy director of the establishment to their positions.
2013-08-08Poll: Russian Attitudes Towards Georgia
Slightly less than half the respondents in Russia say they have positive attitude towards Georgia and 49% say recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia brought neither benefit nor harm to Russia, according to a survey by Russian polling agency Levada Center.
2013-08-08Giorgi Gviniashvili: “Government Is Not Solving Barbare Rapaliantsi’s Case on Purpose”
MP Giorgi Gviniashvili from National Movement states that government of Georgia is not solving murder case of 10-month-old Barbare Rapaliantsi on purpose, who was found dead in Kolagi village a day before parliamentary elections of October 1, 2012. Garibashvili spoke about the case during the press-conference in the press-club of the Information Center of Kakheti.
2013-08-08August War Five Years Later
Five years have passed since Georgia-Russian Armed Conflict in August of 2008. Georgian politicians evaluated relations and perspectives of cooperation between two countries.
2013-08-07Local Budget Covers Debts Accumulated by Football Club
Local budget funded football club Guria with 400 000 lari this year. In addition to that, the FC debt of 340 000 lari is covered from the local budget. At the last session of the Lanchkhuti municipal board’s bureau, participants made decision to take a bank credit of 94 000 lari to pay salary arrears of football players; the interests of the credit will be paid from the budget too.
2013-08-07Human Rights Center Presented Report on the Research on Psychiatric Institutions in Georgia
On August 6, Human Rights Center presented its report “Research on Psychiatric Institutions in Georgia – Problems, Needs, Recommendations”. Executive Director of Human Rights Center Aleko Tskitishvili said the research revealed many urgent problems in psychiatric institutions of Georgia.
2013-08-06Reactions about Non-Guilty Verdict on Bachana Akhalaia
On July 31st, judge of Tbilisi City Court Giorgi Darakhvelidze made verdict of not guilty towards Bachana Akhalaia, Gigi Kalandadze and other defendants in the case. Politicians made different evaluations on the fact.
2013-08-05Verdict on Bachana Akhalia’s Case in the Episode of Prison Riot to Be Announced before Election
On July 31, substantial discussion of the criminal case launched against Bachana Akhalaia, former defense and interior minister of Georgia, was head at the court. Akhalaia’s lawyer Malkhaz Velijanashvili solicited to declare the evidence provided by the prosecutor non-disputable. He acknowledged every evidence presented by the prosecutor at the court were non-disputable except the resolution on finding him guilty and initial verdict submitted to the court.
2013-08-05Deputy Director and Doctor at Prison # 8 Were Questioned at the Trial on Kardava’s Case
Doctor of medical unit of the Prison # 8 Teimuraz Tsasidze was questioned at the trial on July 31; he said military officer Sergo Tetradze was delivered to the medical unit at night by ambulance and the prisoner was in critical conditions. Former head of military police Megis Kardava is accused in the murder-case of Officer Sergo Tetradze.
2013-08-05Family of Diseased Prisoner Requests Responsibility of the Minister of Penitentiary
Western Georgia’s Regional Prosecutor’s Office declared the murder case of Levan Kortava, 24, resolved. Employees of the prison # 14 and former inmates of the same prison were charged under several articles of the Criminal Code of Georgia. The prosecutor’s office claims that security inspector of the Geguti Prison # 14 Ilia Shanshashvili ordered this murder and former prisoner Giorgi Shemazashvili executed it.
2013-08-02Noisy Reorganization in Kutaisi City Hall
Dimitry Kopalyani, who was appointed to the position of the Kutaisi City Mayor on June 5 after his 22-year working in the USA, started his activities in the City Hall with large-scaled reorganization. According to the Transparency International –Georgia, after parliamentary elections of 2012, 88 employees were sacked from the City Hall.
2013-08-02Reorganization Underway at Lanchkhuti District Administration
After the Parliamentary Election of October 1, 2012, Lanchkhuti district has had new interim governor – Zaza Urushadze. Representatives of the local organization of the National Movement blame him in employing new people in the administration according to political party membership. However, the new governor categorically denies the accusation.
2013-08-01Court Found Bachana Akhalaia Not Guilty
Judge passed non-guilty verdict on the former defense and interior minister Bachana Akhalaia and other accused people in the same case. However, Bacho Akhalaia is still in prison because Tbilisi City Court is processing two more criminal cases against him. Prosecutor’s office will appeal the verdict passed by Judge Darakhvelidze at the Appeal Court.
2013-08-01One Witness (Spy-provocateur) in 11 Cases – It Happens After Parliamentary Elections, 2012
After the parliamentary elections of 2012, Investigative Unit of the Ministry of Finances arrested several public servants for bribery; studio Monitor studied 11 cases in Kakheti region where one person - Ruslan Mamedov - is witness.
2013-07-31Acting Gamgebeli of Chokhatauri Municipality sues Guria Moambe
Gamgebeli of Chokhatauri Municipality Tamaz Jincharadze has turned in a lawsuit against Guria Moambe regional newspaper to Ozurgeti regional court and has requested GEL 5 thousand compensation as moral loss compensation, which, as Jincharadze has claimed, he has faced due to a slanderous article published by the newspaper.
2013-07-31Summer Pastures Request Help in the Fight against Wild Animals
Wild animals attack flocks in summer fields of Khulo district. Pastures have to be very attentive when pasturing sheep in the field. One hunter is appointed for each field to protect flock; he threats beasts by shooting gun. However, locals said population cannot effectively cope with the problem alone. They urge the government for help.
2013-07-31Jailed Ex-Governor of Samegrelo Released After Presidential Pardon
A former senior interior ministry officials and ex-governor of Samegrelo region, Tengiz Gunava, was released from jail late on July 30 after he was granted pardon by President Saakashvili.
2013-07-30Date for Declaring the Judgment on Bachana Akhalaia’s Case Postponed
Court hearing on the criminal case on the former defense minister and minister of interior Bachana Akhalaia and other accused finished at the Tbilisi City Court. Defense side made final speech after what the judge left courtroom to pass verdict but later, assistant to the judge told the parties the trial was postponed and the date for declaring the verdict would be announced in several days.
2013-07-30Transparency International – Georgia Believes Amendments to the Adjara Budget Are Introduced Illegally
On July 25, Adjara Supreme Council approved amendments to the 2013 budget according to which funding was increased for Goderdzi resort, Adjara TV-Radio Department, environmental division and Adjara Healthcare Ministry.
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