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.
2016-03-19Exhibition - “Generous Samaritan from Markowa”
On March 17, exhibition “Generous Samaritan from Markowa” was held in the National Library of the Parliament of Georgia; the exhibition was dedicated to the Polish Ulma family of. In parallel to that, on the same day, museum of the Ulm family was opened in Poland.
2016-03-16Chairman of Gori City Council Cane decision
Former Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili to Be Advisor to the City Council Chairman
Chairman of Gori City Council changed his mind to fire Natia Omadze and appoint Irakli Okruashvili on the position of the chairman assistant. The Chairman Ilia Metreveli told journalist about it himself.
2016-03-11Public Defender Welcomes Release of Prisoners in Conflict Zone
On 10 March 2016 it became known that the Government of Georgia and the de facto authorities of Abkhazia and South Ossetia reached an agreement to release prisoners according to the principle - "all for all". This move made possible the release of several persons, which had been illegally deprived of their liberty in Tskhinvali and Sokhumi prisons.
2016-03-10Shida Kartli Regional Governor Quitted Position
(Human Rights Center requests to study the activities of the former regional governor in Shida Kartli)
Shida Kartli regional governor Zurab Rusishvili addressed the Government’s Administration with the resignation application. As the representative of the Shida Kartli regional administration’s press-center said, the Prime Minister has already satisfied his application.
2016-03-09Electricity Fee to Be Increased from Marc 1 in Kakheti
From March 1, subscribers will have to pay 4 tetri more for 1 kilowatt electricity that will make 17 tetri instead previous 13 tetri. The natural gas tariff will increase at 11 tetri only for Telavi municipality population. As local say they expected reduction of prices but the opposite happened.
2016-02-29Nepotism in Vani district
Vani district administration fired several experienced specialists, who say that after reorganization the district governor employed his wife, sister and brother-in-law to work in the administration.
2016-02-29Avtandil Matiashvili Left without Social Allowance Urge for Help
Avtandil Matiashvili and his wife Marine Matiashvili living in Kardenakhi village, Gurjaani municipality lost social allowance. The Matiashvilis said when their health conditions worsened they lost social allowance and the pension is not enough for medicines.
2016-02-29Doctors at Gurjaani Geo Hospital Are Against Taking Patients to Tbilisi Hospitals
Population of Gurjaani municipality say the Gurjaani multi-profile medical center of Geo Hospital and outpatient service were not adequately prepared for season viruses. Although the hospital does not have adequate laboratory to identify the H1N1 virus, the patients who apply the hospital with the virus are denied to be taken to the capital hospitals for further medical treatment.
2016-02-26Shelter of Homeless
After a long expectation and several dead homeless persons in Tbilisi during strong frost the Tbilisi City Hall opened a permanent shelter for homeless people in Lilo Settlement. The city budget allocated 1 600 000 GEL for its construction.
There are several small settlements on the way from Batumi to mountainous Adjara region. The so-called Dream Town is the most oppressive of all: people settled three years ago and over 900 adults and up to 400 children live in unbearable conditions now. The government promised to resolve problems for only part of them.
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 Small and unadapted polling stations Archive
In recent days, Campaign This Affects You has become more active for the society. A new slogan has appeared on the famous labelArchive
I learned about healing water Dzuguri first several days ago. Having searched information, we learned that Dzuguri water is sold near the chainArchive