2013-10-11Passport Turmoil in Akhalgori
Representatives of the Akhalgori district passport unit at the de-facto militia office in South Ossetia request applicants for the Ossetian passports to provide notification on declining Georgian citizenship from the Ministry of Justice. This request hindered process of issuing Ossetian passports in Akhalgori that was quite intensive process for the past few months.
2013-10-11Bidzina Ivanishvili: “Ladies and Gentlemen, I assure you, the country will have the government Ilia Chavchavadze dreamt of”
“We must not forget that we live in the homeland of Ilia Chavchavadze. I assure you that you will have the government, Ilia dreamt of and all his and out ancestors’ dreams will come true. We will restore our dignity and succeed to make every next year better than previous. The next year will be better and real economic development will start in Georgia,” Bidzina Ivanishvili addressed to the people gathered in Telavi.
2013-10-11Together for a European Future: Civil Society Forum takes the lead to support Eastern Partnership
The fifth annual meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum held under the title Together for a European Future brought together more than 250 representatives of the civil society organizations from the Eastern Partnership countries and the EU, as well as senior government officials, diplomatic and donor community.
2013-10-10“Parties Unified Against Burjanadze” – Representatives of Burdjanadze’s Election Office Claim
Members of Lanchkhuti district office of the presidential candidate Nino Burjanadze blame the members of the Margvelashvili’s election office in harmonic relationship with the United National Movement’s members. They state members of the Georgian Dream and United National Movement jointly attend trainings in the precinct election commission.
2013-10-09Akhalaia States Office of Prosecutor Is Dragging Out the Trial
Prosecutor Ia Darjania motioned for self-recusal at the trial involving prison riot case. She stated that she felt “psychological pressure” and therefore cannot be unbiased. Judge Lasha Chkhikvadze satisfied the motion, but stated that these actions are intended for dragging out the trial.
2013-10-08Prison System Ministry Accused of Illegal Eavesdropping on Detained Akhalaia
A leaked video from a surveillance camera in a prison cell where former defense and interior minister Bacho Akhalaia is held in pre-trial detentiontriggered accusations against the ministry in charge of penitentiary for carrying out illegal eavesdropping of conversations between Akhalaia and his visitors, including his lawyers and a lawmaker.
2013-10-08Judge in Akhalaia's Case Says Prosecutors Dragging Out Trial
Judge of the Tbilisi City Court, presiding over the trial into ex-defense and interior minister Bacho Akhalaia’s case, blamed the prosecution for dragging out the process and set October 17 as the final deadline for a prosecutor to present a closing argument.
2013-10-07Information Center of Kakheti Refused Prosecutor’s Office to Give Video-Footage
Information Center of Kakheti refused the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia to provide full version of the video-footage made in the cell of former defense minister Bacho Akhalaia in Prison # 7.
2013-10-04Data Cards to Be Distributed for Voters in Gori
106 polling stations are registered in Gori Election District # 32; big part of them is located in the buildings of public schools. First stage of supplying polling stations with equipment has already started. 7 out of 13 PS commission members represent political parties and 6 were selected by the DEC as a result of competition.
2013-10-03Interior Ministry Says 'Jihad Threat' Video Case Resolved
Georgian Interior Ministry said on October 3 that an IT specialist working for a Russian mobile service operator company in Sokhumi, capital of Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazia, is suspected of being behind 'jihad threat' video.
2013-10-03Drivers of Gori Rout Mini-Buses Complain about Breached Rights
Drivers of rout mini-buses in Gori held warning demonstration. They protested negligence to their interests and blamed the administration of the company VTG in the violation of their rights and verbal assault. About 30 drivers unified and established an Ltd.
2013-10-02Witnesses Questioned about Death of Officer Tetradze at the Trial on Megis Kardava’s Case
Forensic expert was questioned at the trial on the former head of military police Megis Kardava and other accused in the same case. The expert said the deceased officer Sergo Tetradze had trauma on the head and broken nose that could cause his death.
2013-10-02New Regulations and Old Rules in Akhalgori
A passenger cannot take more than 50 kg of luggage to Akhalgori. Only those, who supply shops with food products in Akhalgori district, are allowed to take large amount of luggage across the de-facto border of the non-recognized South Ossetia. Consequently, this restriction does not apply only to food products. The new regulation went in force a short time ago.
2013-10-02Margvelashvili’s Election Office in Gori Finalize Lists of Commission Members and Observers
Georgian Dream’s Gori office works on the final version of the commission members and observers’ lists. The list shall be submitted to the District Election Commission. Several days ago, Ioseb Palelashvili was appointed to the position of the head of the local election office of Giorgi Margvelashvili, presidential candidate of the Georgian Dream. The organization changed its office and moved to the rehabilitated old district of Gori.
2013-10-01Prisoners Request Adequate Medical Service
Inmates of Ksani Prison # 15 Giga Arabuli and Levan Zavrishvili blame the prison administration in inattentive and negligent approach to their health problems.
2013-10-01Fraud Competition at the Kutaisi City Hall – Competition Participants Protest Result
Kutaisi Competition-Testing Commission followed the recommendation of the Interagency Task Force for Free and Fair Elections [IATF] to stop personnel changes in local self-government agencies before elections and temporarily suspended its activities. The results of the first stage of the competition are still widely discussed by the society.
2013-10-01The Public Defender Addresses the Ministry of Internal Affairs
The Public Defender of Georgia has addressed the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) to initiate disciplinary actions against an employee of the MIA Lasha Jakeli, assess and evaluate the legality of his refusal to fulfill a legitimate request of representatives of the Public Defender.
2013-09-30Guria Region Calculates Impact of Natural Disaster
At the end of September another natural disaster attacked Guria Region. Ozurgeti district interim governor Konstantine Sharashenidze said the central road linking Shroma and Ureki, several houses, river dams and bridges were damaged. The streets are flooded.
2013-09-30Detainees Complain about Inhuman Treatment
On September 13, 2013 Yusuph Lakaev and his companions Piruz Tsulukidze and Temur Bakhuntaradze were detained. Lakaev is accused under Article 3531 Article 236 Parts I and II of the Criminal Code of Georgia that envisages punishment for the assault on police or government representatives and illicit purchase-possession of weapon. Tsulukidze and Bakhuntaridze were accused under Article 353 Part II of the CCG – injury of health of a police officer or other government representative.
2013-09-27Poll: GD's Margvelashvili Leads, Followed by UNM's Bakradze
Asked two months before the elections whom they would like to see as the next president, 39% of likely voters named GD’s candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili, a ten-percentage point increase since June, according to a recent poll commissioned by U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI) and released on Thursday.
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