2015-03-17'We want a voice': women fight for their rights in the former USSR
Women had stood shoulder to shoulder with men in the Russian Revolution of 1917, according to its leader Vladimir Lenin, and were said to be at the vanguard of the drive to build an equal society in the world’s first communist state; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
2015-03-12Noise in the court hearing of Intigam Aiyev’s case
The Baku Court on Grave Crimes has been discussing the cases of the arrested human rights defenders for two months already. On March 10, the Court continued discussion into the case of Intigam Aliyev, Azerbaijan human rights defender, who was arrested on August 8, 2014. The main part of the hearing was spent on the discussion of solicitations from the defense side. Interrogation of the witness caused conflict in the courtroom for what the judge postponed the process.
2015-03-11Resident of Variani village speaks about abuse of power by police officers
On March 9, at about 22:00 officers of Variani village police unit of MIA arrived at the Zubashvilis’ family in Variani village and asked Genadi Zubashvili to accompany them to the police station.
2015-03-11Repatriated Meskhs Have Residence Problems
In the conference hall of Human Rights House Tbilisi, representatives of Human Rights House Tbilisi and Samtskhe-Javakheti regional association Tolerant held press-conference about the residential problems of the repatriated Meskhs.
2015-03-10Meeting with the Candidate for the Position of the Supreme Court Chairperson of Georgia at the TSU
On March 12, the initiative group is organizing meeting with Nino Gvenetadze, the candidate for the position of the Supreme Court Chairperson.
2015-03-10Human Rights Center presented the report on freedom of religion
On March 6, Human Rights Center presented the report of the project “Promoting Freedom of Religion in Georgia." Representatives of local and international non-governmental organizations, diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia and representatives of the media attended the presentation. In the frame of the project the human right defenders studied the issues of religious minority groups in different regions.
2015-03-1014 Questioned and No Accusation
Baku Court continued substantial hearing of Rasul Jafarov’s case, famous Azerbaijan human rights defender. The regular trial into his case was held on March 5. The more people are questioned about the accusation imposed by the prosecutor’s office on him, the more questions emerge.
2015-03-05Former prisoners have unemployment problem
Overall amnesty in January 2013 affected about 17 000 prisoners. As a result of large-scaled amnesty 8 212 prisoners left the prison that means number of unemployed people in Georgia increased with the new wave of former prisoners.
2015-03-05Two-year-long unsuccessful protest of the ongoing construction
On April 25, 2013 the supervision service at the Tbilisi City Hall issued permission on the construction of the multifunctional building in Asatiani Street 10 (plot. 14/012) that caused discontent among the people living in the vicinities of the construction. More than 200 conifers were cut to start the construction in the area. Ltd BD Property supervises the construction activities.
2015-03-02Gurjaani population is discontent about the increased prices on food products
The GEL fall had impact on the price of food products. The price of bread and cereals has significantly risen. As we were told in one of the groceries, the price on cereals has increased from 20 to 50 tetri. The cost of flour also raised and it caused discontent of rural population.
2015-03-02What cases are studied by the prosecutor’s office in Gori City Hall and District Administration
Prosecutor’s office withdrew decisions and financial documents of the past four years from the Gori district administration. The prosecutor’s office is interested in the period of one and half year when United National Movement was in power and two and half years when the Georgian Dream was in power.
2015-03-02Employees of the Company RMG Leave Trade Union – Are they oppressed or not?
On February 26, representatives of the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers met representatives of the nongovernmental organizations and diplomatic corps. The main topic of the discussion was recent developments in the Company RMG. More precisely, they spoke about the facts of oppression, persecution and coercion against Trade Union members by the Company.
2015-02-27Angry Victim at Rasul Jafarov’s Trial
On February 24, discussion of the criminal case against Rasul Jafarov, founder of the Human Rights Club, was renewed in the Baku Court on Grave Crimes. The Azerbaijan human rights defender, which was declared prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, was brought to the court with handcuffs, just like detainees accused of grave crimes.
2015-02-26Public Defender Requests Investigation into a Fact of Illegal Detention of Citizens
On February 23, 2015, the Public Defender addressed Chief Prosecutor of Georgia with a proposal to start investigation into a fact of illegal detention of three Bulgarian citizens.
2015-02-26Candidate for the Kutaisi City Mayor’s Position Blamed in Financial Machinations
Chairwoman of the Georgian Women’s Party for Justice and Equality Khatuna Matchavariani, who participated in the local self-governmental elections of June 15, 2014 for the position of the Kutaisi city mayor, is blamed in the financial machinations by her party members; they request to impose criminal liability on her. The party members claim Matchavariani falsified signatures on the salary documents and misappropriated their funds.
2015-02-26Karaleti IDP Settlement Will Receive Status of Territorial Entity
There are 480 cottages and 1700 residents in Karaleti IDP settlement. After the IDPs had the spaces registered, the numeration of the cottages changed but they have old numbers in the data base of the Subsidy Agency.
2015-02-25Investigation started into physical controversy between Gori city council member and citizen
On February 23, an incident occurred between the city council member Ioseb Palelashvili and Beka Batitadze, son of the Ditsi village former attorney Zakaria Batitadze in the office of the Shida Kartli regional administration. It’s unknown what Ioseb Palelashvili and Beka Batitadze were doing at night in the administration building.
2015-02-24Round Table about Alleged Violation of the Freedom of Religion
On December 15, Human Rights Center organized a round table in the frame of the project “Promoting Freedom of Religion in Georgia.” The project is implemented with financial support of the Canadian Embassy.
2015-02-24Persecution on political ground continuous
Politically motivated persecution in Sighnaghi district pre-school education institution continues. In 2013, after the director of the institution Nato Usenashvili was sacked, the new director persecutes chief specialist Natia Asanishvili because of her friendship with the previous director.
2015-02-23At the 6th Annual Assembly of the National Platform chairman and group coordinators were elected
On February 11, 2015 the sixth annual meeting of the Georgian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum was held. 87 member organizations participated in it.
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