2016-06-30Forensic Expertise Has not Returned Body of Dead Person to the Family for Two Years Already
On June 29, Kakheti office of Human Rights Center organized a press-conference about the dragged out investigation into the case of deceased 79-year-old Anzor Garibashvili.
2016-06-29Defense Side Mistrusts Court Judgment
Judge at the Gori District Court Valeriane Pilishvili considered the case of Gocha Avlokhashvili, who was arrested on June 17 in Muskhelishvili street for the disobedience to patrol police officers during the so-called “police raid.” At the court hearing police officers declared that Avlokhashvili verbally assaulted them and disobeyed; consequently he was arrested. Avlokhashvili blames the police officers in the abuse of their power
2016-06-27Thalassaemia – Result of Cousin Marriages
3, 5% of the Georgian population is sick with thalassaemia. Medicians clarify that the disease is inherited and is mostly common among ethnic Azerbaijani population. The reason is so-called cousin marriages.
2016-06-21Rustavi Municipality Mayor Disregards Public Defender’s Recommendation
On May 24, 2016, the Public Defender of Georgia addressed the Rustavi Mayor with regard to issuing a construction permit to LEPL Latin Catholic Apostolic Administration of the Caucasus; however, as it became known on June 15, the Rustavi Mayor disregarded the Public Defender’s recommendation.
2016-06-17Art that is punished
Putting various inscriptions, paintings or symbols on the building facades, window-glasses, fences, columns and trees without the permission from the regulation body is violation of the law and is punishable with administrative fine.
2016-06-16How Agricultural Insurance Program Works in Georgia?
For the past two months Shida Kartli region was hailed 6 times. Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture in the region Mamuka Lomsadze said the local population has lost almost 80% of their harvest. As locals say, regardless the huge damage, the state assisted farmers only with pesticides and chemicals. The local and central governmental officials suggested them to join agricultural insurance program. The officials claimed the insurance companies will reimburse 100% of their damage.
2016-06-14United National Movement Presented MP Candidates in Telavi and Gurjaani
Leaders of the United National Movement presented Giorgi Botkoveli as a signle-mandate MP candidate in Telavi municipality for the 2017 Parliamentary Elections; Botkoveli was head of the Kakheti regional office of the UNM. The presentation was held in the Nadikvari Park with participation of UNM leaders Davit Bakradze, Nika Melia, Otar Kakhidze, Sergo Ratiani and others.
2016-06-13Will Knolevi Village Get Mountainous Zone Status?
After the armed conflict in August 2008 the population of Knolevi village in Kareli municipality, with 180 families, was almost half-reduced. The locals say people migrate from the village because of hard social-economic conditions. Big part of their agricultural plots and pastures are now in the occupied territory.
“Nobody cares about this village. We have only one field and that is all. A day ago Russians arrested my friend and I managed to escape,” local Giorgi Tsikubadze said.
2016-05-31“Violence in the Name of Law” – Screening of the Documentary
On May 24, Human Rights Center presented a documentary film Violence in the Name of Law. The film reviews the facts of abuse of power by police officers in recent years. Namely, the film presents cases of Giorgi Tsomaia, Aleksandre Akhalkatsi and Maya Kekelia, who were harassed by police officers.
2016-05-27“On the edge of solitude” – Screening of the film
On May 20, Georgian-Ossetian Relations Scientific Research Center screened a documentary film “On the edge of solitude” in the conference hall of the Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University. The film tells stories of people living on both sides of the occupation line.
2016-05-20Victim of 2008 August War Requests Compensation for the Damage
On May 17, Human Rights Center’s Shida Kartli office representatives held a press-conference in the Gori Democratic Engagement Center. The press-conference was about the case of individual entrepreneur Temur Gigashvili, who was victim of 2008 Russian-Georgian War; he claims compensation for the damage.
2016-05-11Former Prisoner Claims Compensation for Moral and Physical Damage
On May 11, representatives of Human Rights Center held a press-conference in the press-club of the news agency PIA about the case of Tamaz Rasoyan, former prisoner and torture victim. With the legal advocacy of the Center, he was released from the courtroom on May 5. He claims compensation from the Ministry of Corrections – 500 000 GEL.
2016-05-10Released Prisoner Claims Compensation from the Ministry of Corrections
Tomorrow, on May 11, at 12:00 pm Human Rights Center will hold a press-conference in the press-club of the news agency PIA about the case of Tamaz Rasoyan, former prisoner and torture victim. He claims compensation from the Ministry of Corrections – 500 000 GEL. Tamaz Rasoyan will also participate in the press-conference, who was released from the courtroom on May 5 with the legal advocacy of Human Rights Center.
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
Representatives of the Georgian nongovernmental organizations participated in the Assembly of the Rome Statute State Parties in The Hague Human Rights Center Appealed the Court against Medical Clinic Lancet Ministry of Corrections to Pay 60 000 GEL to the Prisoner Human Rights Center calls on the media to cover the court hearings into the case of the lawyer Giorgi Mdinaradze Sulkhan Molashvili’s family gets back the property handed over to the state in 2004 Archive
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