2016-05-04Abuse of power or politically motivated selective approach
In March 2016, directors of Tbilisi based kindergartens were massively fired from jobs. Representatives of the Tbilisi Kindergartens Management Agency and Tbilisi City Hall state the directors were fired based on the Audit report which claimed about their negligence and unreasonable expenditure of funds. However, the fired directors speak about other motives and reasons.
2016-05-03IDPs living in Bakurtsikhe complain about inattention from the authority
IDPs from Abkhazia living in Bakurtsikhe village, Gurjaani municipality do not intend to participate in the 2016 Parliamentary Elections. They say every government forgot about them. Today they live in extreme poverty and unbearable conditions. 35 IDP families live in two former buildings of Bakurtsikhe College.
2016-04-28Legal Committee of the Parliament Discussed Legislative Proposal of Human Rights Center
On April 26, the Legal Committee of the Parliament of Georgia discussed the legislative proposal of Human Rights Center on the introduction of amendments to the Criminal Procedural Code of Georgia. Human Rights Center proposed the Parliament to find its resolution ongranting the status of political prisoner to a person as a newly revealed circumstance to enable the courts to review past guilty-verdicts on the political prisoners.
2016-04-27Local Self-Government Representatives Speak about Unreasonable Expenditure of Budget Funds
Chairman of the Gori City Council Ilia Metreveli purchased a flight ticket to Poland from the Council’s budget but then he changed his mind after having consultation with Irakli Okruashvili, his advisor. The Council Chairman requested the air-company to reimburse the money but they returned only 155 GEL out of 905 GEL.
2016-04-26Large-Scaled Investigation – Screening of a Documentary Film
On April 20, Human Rights Center screened a documentary film Big Investigation in the office of the Open Society Georgia Foundation. The film is about the impact of 2008 August War. It was part of the process, which became basis for the decision of The Hague Court to investigate the alleged crimes in 2008 August War, to identify and punish alleged perpetrators for the crimes against humanity and war crimes.
2016-04-25Lonely Woman from Tamariani Village Lost Social Benefit
Social Service Agency ceased social benefit for Iamze Jibghashvili, 57, resident ofTamariani village in Lagodekhi municipality.
2016-04-21House of the Kavtarashvilis Burnt in Pankisi Gorge
A house of Omar Kavtarashvili was burnt in Duisi village, Pankisi Gorge. Locals say the accident happened late at night but nobody was injured because family members were not in. The Kavtarashvilis went to work in Grozno several months ago and neighbors said unidentified people tried to burn the house on April 15 too but they managed to put out fire
2016-04-21Unspent Money up to 3 Million GEL in Budget and Failed Projects in Kaspi Municipality
Kaspi district governor presented 2015 Report of the district administration to the municipal board with one month delay. After hearing the 2015 Report on March 15, one part of board members expressed discontent. Robert Kavtiashvili, member of the municipal board, said they did not like that district administration could not use budget funds up to 3 million GEL and suspended infrastructural projects in the municipality.
2016-04-21Will the authority compensate Davit Sokolov for the damage he received during Tbilisi Civil War?
On April 15, lawyer of Human Rights Center held a press-conference about the case of former TV-anchor of the Georgian Public Broadcasting Davit Sokolov. The Center requests to reimburse his damage, which he received during the 1991-92 Civil War.
2016-04-14Human Rights Center Requests to Compensate Damage of Davit Sokolov He Received During 1990s Civil War
On April 15, at 12:30 Human Rights Center held a press-conference about the case of famous TV-anchor Davit Sokolov. The Center requests to reimburse his damage, which he received during the 1991-92 Civil War.
2016-03-31Giorgi Totladze Elected to Be Chairman of Gori District Organization of Georgian Dream
Before the elections of the Gori district organization’s chairman in the Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia, interim chairperson of the local organization Nino Zurabishvili left the mandate in the city council. Zurabishvili did not clarify motives of her decision and whether she intends to quit the political party too.
2016-03-31GYLA: Number of Unverified Court Verdicts Has Increased
On March 30, the findings from the monitoring of the Tbilisi and Kutaisi City and Appeal Courts were presented in the Gori office of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association. The organization had monitored the trials into criminal cases. Analytic of the GYLA Goga Khatiashvili said, the number of unverified court verdicts on bail and imprisonment has increased in 2015 in comparison to 2014.
2016-03-31Tulip Tree for Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Dendrology Park
Liriodendron of a hundred years, same as a tulip tree, was taken from Tsikhisdziri nursery garden to Shekvetili. The giant tree was transported by ship. It will be planted in the dendrology park nearby the constructing concert hall in Shekvetili. The former prime-minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili is building the concert hall. Two more cypress trees are being prepared for the removal from Tsikhisdziri.
2016-03-29Construction of Bakurtsikhe-Gurjaani Detour Road Created Problems for Locals
The Transport Department plans to commence large-scaled project to combat frequent car-accidents in Kakheti. The project aims to construct detour road in the part of Bakurtsikhe-Gurjaani-Chumlaki motorway. As representatives of the road department say the project was launched 20 years ago but then stopped. Last year, they introduced the Gurjaani local self-governmental bodies with the project and preparatory activities also started. The project is funded by the World Bank. If a house or agricultural plot is located in the construction area the World Bank will ensure their compensation and resettlement.
2016-03-25State Audit Report on the Violations in Gori and Kaspi Municipalities
On March 18, representatives of the State Audit Service held meeting in the Gori State University. They presented the report of the monitoring results from 2010-2013 in Gori and Kaspi municipalities to the representatives of local self-governmental bodies, NGOs and media.
2016-03-23A 83-year-old woman in Bagdati lost status of socially indigent person
83-year-old Elene Gogsadze lives alone in a half-destroyed house in Bagdati, Western Georgia. She was operated on heart and based on doctor’s prescription she needs permanent medical treatment. Since 2006, Elene Gogsadze was in the data base of socially vulnerable persons. However, in 2015, after the Bagdati district office of the Social Agency re-examined her family, granted 123 000 points to her. As a result the old woman lost both the status and allowance – she no longer can buy necessary medicines..
2016-03-22This Affects You – Protest Rally against Illegal Surveillance
On March 17, This Affects You, the campaign initiated by the Georgian civil society organizations, held protest rally in Tbilisi. The organizers and participants protested dissemination of video-rolls on personal life.
2016-03-22Torture Victim Prisoners Claim Reimbursement of Damage
On March 22, in the press-club of Prime Time, representatives of Human Rights Center held press-conference about the claims of the torture victim prisoners who claim reimbursement of physical and moral damage with 500 000 GEL from the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia.
2016-03-19Number of crimes committed against Jehovah Witnesses has increased
In November 2015, unidentified people opened fire on the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah Witnesses in Vazisubani settlement, Tbilisi two times - once in the morning and then in the evening. According to official information nobody witnessed the premeditated damage of the building, where the Jehovah Witnesses gather.
2016-03-19Occupation Line Shifting Was Discussed at the Ergneti Meeting in the Frame of Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism
On March 15, at the 64th round of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism meetings in Ergneti village, the parties spoke about shifting of the occupation line in Jariasheni village.
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