2014-03-25Problems in Tbilisi Infant House
Poor access to healthcare, non-adapted environment for the children with disabilities, lack of rehabilitation programs – it is incomplete list of problems, which were revealed in Tbilisi based Infant House during the monitoring conducted by the Public Defender’s Office.
2014-03-21Gori District Administration to Sold Extra Vehicles via Auction
Human Rights Center requested public information how much funds were spent on the fuel for the service cars of the leaders and employees of the Gori district administration. The administration replied that 96 421 lari was spent on the fuel in 2013.
2014-03-21At Akhalgori District Georgian Secondary Schools History Is Taught from Text-Books Published in Tskhinvali
From new school year, South Ossetia’s de-facto education ministry will introduce new Georgian history books in Georgian secondary schools of Akhalgori district and they will be published in Tskhinvali. New course of history lessons will be introduced in the Akhalgori district schools, where Russia will not be presented as “occupant” and “aggressor”. Teachers of local Georgian schools say they were informed about it.
2014-03-21Why Tamar Mearkishvili Was Resigned from the Position of the Youth House Director?
“If you want to live here, you must be silent or complain correctly.” This person loudly complained about all problems in the district; she exposed every perpetrator publicly and who could stand her behavior? So they finally sacked her,” a local teacher told humanrights.ge when unofficially commenting on the dismissal of the former director of the Akhalgori Youth House Tamar Mearkishvili.
2014-03-20Signatures Collected against Illegal Surveillance in Gori
On March 19, peaceful demonstration in the frame of the Campaign “This Affects You – We Are Still Listened To” was organized in Gori like many other cities of Georgia. Participants marched around the city and collected signatures.
2014-03-20Prisoner Mamuka Toliashvili Blames Goga Oniani in Revenge
On March 18, Human Rights Center held press-conference about the case of prisoner Mamuka Toliashvili in the Prime Time’s press-club. In his letter to the organization, the convicted person wrote that he was victim of revenge of the former senior law enforcement officers Giorgi Oniani and Gia Donadze.
2014-03-20Ex-PM Ivanishvili 'Disappointed' in Margvelashvili
Former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said to he’s “surprised” by and “disappointed” in President Giorgi Margvelashvili.
2014-03-17Muslims from Pankisi Gorge Held Protest Assembly
Muslims living in Pankisi Gorge held protest assembly. They protested unofficially established restrictions for their movement by Georgian MIA. Imam Ayuph Borchashvili from Jokolo village said young people from the Gorge including women are called to the counter-intelligence department and oppressed there.
2014-03-10Patriarch: “Church will Do Everything to Make Georgia EU Member”
Head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Ilia II, said during a meeting with visiting EU official that the Church “will do everything” to help Georgia become EU member.
2014-03-07Fate of Three Missing Ossetian People Is Still Obscure
Family members of Alan Khugaev, Alan Khachurov and Sarmat Pliev report that young people were arrested in Mereti village on October 13, 2008. They were driving car VAZ 2107 drunken. In the Georgia controlled territory police officers arrested them at Mereti blockpost.
2014-03-07Persecution of North Caucasian People Continues
Human Rights Center, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association and Former Political Prisoners for Human Rights addressed to the Government of Georgia about persecution of North Caucasian people and their disappearance facts in Georgia. Three concrete cases were discussed during the press-conference in the press-club of the Prime Time.
2014-02-28Audit Reports Football Base Was Illegally Sold
Training base of the Football Club Guria is located on the Black Sea Coast in Grigoleti village. Short time ago, Human Rights Center was informed that property was illegally taken from the Lanchkhuti district owned base.
2014-02-28Nongovernmental Organizations Protest Oppression on Former Prisoner by Law-enforcement Officers
On February 27, Human Rights Center, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, Transparency International Georgia, Article 42 of the Constitution and Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center held joint press-conference in the press-club of the Prime Time. They called on the Prosecutor’s Office to start probe into the intimidation and oppression facts on the former prisoner Zaza Azariashvili by law enforcement officers; Azariashvili was victim of torture during imprisonment term.
2014-02-28Noise during Conference of Georgian Dream in Gori
Second conference of the Georgian Dream was held in noisy environment in Gori. Election of the new chairman of the GD’s regional organization was on the agenda. Delegates gathered in the Gori Drama Theatre to support Nino Zurabishvili on the position. About ten members of the GD protested ongoing polls outside and spoke about internal controversy in the local organization of the Georgian Dream.
2014-02-28Amendments to the Law Restrict Labor Rights of Public Servants
Argument about amendments to the Law of Georgia on Public Service might continue in the Constitutional Court. According to the February 5, 2014 amendments to the law, which was approved by the Parliament of Georgia together with the Code on Local Self-Governance, every employee of the local self-governmental bodies will work as interim employees.
2014-02-28Public Defender to Monitor Flat Assignment Process to IDPs
Ministry of Internally Displace People from Occupied Territories, Refugees and Accommodation of Georgia will assign flats to IDPs according to special criteria. Special forms are filled in, where IDPs write all information reflecting their current conditions. Received information is evaluated and points are granted. Families, who will receive highest points, will receive flats in the first stage.
2014-02-26“I Will Burn Myself with My Disabled Son in front of Ministry”
Diagnosis – hydrocephaly, 12 surgical operations, shunted on the head, attached to the shunting apparatus, which often goes out of order because of “tramp life” and abnormal living conditions. New surgeries after surgeries. No home! No hygiene! No medical treatment! No rehabilitation! No food! He takes medicines time by time – it is present situation of three and half years old Luka.
2014-02-25Juvenile Diversion Program – One Chance for Adults
Luka, 15, took advantage of inattentive shop-assistant and stole a pair of shoes when trying them on. After detention, prosecutor’s office counted the incurred damage that amounted to 25 lari. Based on the prosecutor’s office resolution, Luka became beneficiary of the Diversion and Mediation Program and was freed from criminal liability. In accordance to the program procedures, initially social worker drew up bio-psychological portrait of Luka, which showed that he is advanced pupil, sociable and has high sense of responsibility.
2014-02-25Twice Resigned Person from Position By the Court Was Restored to Job
Court twice prohibited former director of the Kakheti regional development agency Valeri Gremelashvili to occupy leading position in the agency. The court found him guilty in the abuse of professional authority and waste of large amount of fund together with the former chairman of the agency Giorgi Sibashvili.
2014-02-24Nongovernmental Organizations Call on the Government to Effectively Protect Rights of Workers at Kazreti Deposit
Nongovernmental Organizations Call on the Government to Effectively Protect Rights of Workers at Kazreti Deposit.
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