2013-09-13Bacho Akhalaia Was Questioned at the Trial on Prison Riot Case
Tbilisi City Court is discussing third criminal case against Bacho Akhalaia. On September 10, accused Akhalaia was questioned about 2006 prison riot; by that time Akhalaia was head of penitentiary department.
2013-09-13CEC Registered Six Presidential Candidates
Central Election Commission (CEC) has already registered six presidential candidates for October 27, 2013. The CEC is processing the documents of other applicants and the term for making the decision will expire on September 27, 2013.
2013-09-13Public Servant Verbally Insulted Journalist
Employee of Adjara Supreme Council Koba Adeishvili left insulting comments on the article “Who Celebrated Batumoba for 240 000 lari” in the Newspaper Batumelebi. Journalists and nongovernmental organizations working in Adjara Autonomous Republic request reaction on the fact.
2013-09-12New Unit to Be Created in Lanchkhuti Municipal Board
At the Lanchkhuti municipal board session, fraction “Self-Government for Development” initiated an issue of creating one more editorial unit in the municipal board office. Two units already function in the office: organizational/public relation and protocol units.
2013-09-12Presentation of the Project on Expanding Representation of Ombudsman’s Office Was Held in Gurjaani
On September 11, 2013, project “Expanding Representation of Office of Ombudsman of Georgia to Region of Kakheti by Appointing a Contact Person” was presented in Gurjaani.
2013-09-11After Elections, 628 Public Servants Were Dismissed in Kakheti
After the parliamentary elections of October 1, 2012, 628 public servants were dismissed from local self-government bodies in the Kakheti region before July 15, 2013. Among them, 389 persons quitted jobs based on their personal resignation; in parallel with it, 679 new persons were employed at the districts administrations and municipal boards.
2013-09-11Kareli District Former Interim Governor to Appeal Court for Dismissal
Kareli district former interim governor intends to appeal the court. On September 9, at the press-conference in Gori Democracy Engagement Center, Emiko Peikrishvili announced his intention to appeal the court.
2013-09-10Session of Keda Municipal Board Failed Eighth Time
Because of insufficient quorum session of Keda municipal board failed eight times. Board members do not attend the session on purpose to fail it because election of a new district governor is on the agenda.
2013-09-10“Law Must Become Human” Assembly by the Parliament
Last week, a protest assembly was held in front of the Parliament of Georgia. Participants requested changes to narco-politics in Georgia and amendments to relevant articles in the Criminal Code of Georgia.
2013-09-10Meeting of Presidential Candidates in Lanchkhuti
Several days ago, presidential candidate from the Labor Party Shalva Natelashvili visited Lanchkhuti district.
2013-09-10Deputy Governors Again Changed in Marneuli District
Deputy Governors were again changed in Marneuli district like in Gardabani. There are some other similarities between personnel changes in two districts of Kvemo Kartli region – the new deputy governors are former MIA officers in both districts.
2013-09-10Gori Office of Democratic Movement Started Preparation for Presidential Elections
Local offices of political parties act as election HQs of the presidential candidates during pre-election period. Members of the Gori office of the Democratic Movement for United Georgia are busy with selecting monitors and their representatives at precincts on the Election Day.
2013-09-09Deputy Police Chief Became Kareli District Interim Governor
Kareli municipal board demonstrated mistrust to the Kareli district interim governor Emiko Peikrishvili and voted for the former police officer Zaza Guliashvili on the position of interim district governor at the special session. With majority of votes, Guliashvili replaced Peikrishvili. What was reason of the personnel changes? Peikrishvili could not answer this question; board chairman and board members also avoided answers.
2013-09-09Guria Counts Results of Natural Disaster
Furious natural disaster significantly damaged Guria region on September 1. Humanrights.ge was informed from all three district authorities that they are estimating exact amount of the damage caused by natural disaster at this moment.
2013-09-04Now It’s Possible to Request Public Information Electronically
The decree of PM Bidzina Ivanishvili, which makes it possible to request public information in electronic form, came into force on September 1, 2013. So far the interested persons could only request such information in written form.
2013-09-04CEC Rejects Ex-FM Zourabichvili's Bid to Run in Election
Central Election Commission (CEC) has refused to register former foreign minister Salome Zourabichvili as a presidential candidate for the October 27 election, citing her dual citizenship.
2013-09-04UNM Slams Ivanishvili's Eurasian Union Remarks
UNM lawmaker, Giorgi Gabashvili, condemned PM Ivanishvili’s remarks on Russia-initiated Eurasian Union as “disastrous” and “complete reversal” in country’s foreign policy priorities.
2013-09-03Radios Dedicate Most Airtime to Government, Ruling Coalition and United National Movement – report
Internews Georgia has released second interim report of radio monitoring during pre election period. According to the findings monitored radio channels dedicated most of airtime to the government, Georgian Dream Coalition and United National Movement.
2013-09-02Assistant Speaks about Citizen’s Physical Assault by Council Member
Sopo Kobaladze, former assistant to the member of Adjara Supreme Council Medea Vasadze, said that the Council Member physically assaulted a citizen. Kobaladze claims she personally witnessed the incident.
2013-09-02City Court Found Dismissal of Employees of Kutaisi City Hall Illegal
An argument between the new administration and dismissed employees of the Kutaisi City Hall as a result of reorganization is underway at the Kutaisi City Hall. On August 22, the Court upheld the lawsuit of the dismissed employees, including the former head of control unit of administration service of the City Hall Koba Gabiani, and ordered to restore them to their working places.
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