2013-08-30Prosecutor’s Office Is Studying Current Situation in Kutaisi University
“University rector might be held responsible for the financial shortcomings discovered in Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University,” University lecturers spread this statement several days before the new academic year starts.
2013-08-29Controversy between Youth from Matani and Pankisi
On August 18, an incident occurred between Kist and Georgian young people in Duisi village, Pankisi Gorge. Witnesses said the quarrel started in Duisi and then continued in Matani. Locals claim a group of young people from Matani quarreled with the residents of Duisi village in Pankisi Gorge.
2013-08-29Prisoners Protest Video-Cameras in Penitentiary Establishments
On August 15, prisoner Ivane Giglemyan contacted Human Rights Center from Prison # 7 and notified about existing situation in the penitentiary establishment. He said inmates protested installment of video-cameras in the facility with hunger-strike.
2013-08-29Amendments to the Election Code Made Lawsuit of Nongovernmental Organizations Useless
On July 27, Parliament of Georgia passed amendments to the Article 49, Paragraph III of the Election Code through third hearing. The amendments significantly narrow the scope of the provision and it would apply to the period 60 days before the elections. Further, the prohibition would no longer apply to boosting of budget progams, as well as initiation of unlanned transfers or boosting of planned ones.
2013-08-27Guriis Moambe to Be Left Without Space?
Several days ago, Ozurgeti municipal board made decision to unilaterally suspend agreement with the newspaper Guriis Moambe signed on July 12, 2012. Board chairman said that municipal board decided to make the decision after they received a letter from the Minister of Regional Development, where he requested the local authority to seek a space for statistics department.
2013-08-27Convicted People Complain about Poor Conditions in Penitentiary Establishment
Last month, Human Rights Center received a collective letter of the inmates of Penitentiary Establishment # 8. Three prisoners describe horrible conditions in the facility and complain about their breached rights. The convicted people wrote in the letter that they do not walk in the yard, do not have long-term rendezvous, post-surgery medical treatment, and cannot take bath and other hygiene procedures.
2013-08-27Revenue Service Clarified Reasons of Minaret Dismantling
Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance spread statement about the incidents in Tchela village of Adigeni district. According to the Service, on August 26, Minaret was dismantled for further inspection and after the inspection is over the Revenue Service will install the Minaret in the same place.
2013-08-27“Security Service Does not but Coalition Interferes In Personnel Changes” – Self-Governance in Gardabani District
Nobody argues that self-governments have problems in Georgia. New government has released several public statements about the problem. Governmental officials and experts often speak that local officials often make decisions based on the agreements with the central government. Representatives of local self-governments often speak that they still agree decisions about local administration and personnel changes with central government.
2013-08-27Statement of Human Rights Center, Article 42 of the Constitution, Public Advocacy, Media Institute about Dismantle of Minaret by Revenue Service
Human Rights Center, Public Advocacy, Article 42 of the Constitution, Media Institute condemn dismantle of mosque minaret in Tchela village in Adigeni district by Revenue Service on August 26. Nongovernmental organizations are particularly disturbed with the coarse forms used against Muslim citizens during dismantle of the minaret that may be identified as insult of religious feelings.
2013-08-26Author of the Video-Footage on the Convicted Persons for Girgvliani’s Murder Released from Imprisonment
Gia Alavidze, author of scandalous video-footage about the convicted people for the murder of Sandro Girgvliani, was early released from Prison # 9 on August 26.
2013-08-26Open Day for Socially Indigent Population at Human Rights House Tbilisi
Since June 1, 2013 free legal aid center has been functioning at Human Rights House Tbilisi; lawyers of HRHT member organizations Article 42 of the Constitution and Human Rights Center provide indigent population of Georgia, IDPs, people with disabilities, retired people, prisoners and beneficiaries of other closed institutions with free legal aid.
2013-08-23Head of Penitentiary Department Responded to the Scheme of Criminal Lords’ Management
National Movement published a Scheme of Prison Management by Criminal Lords. According to the UNM members, criminal lord Tariel Potskhveria, nickname Tarasa, rules the jail hospital.
2013-08-22Ureki – Zone of Natural Disaster
On August 18, heavy rain started at 6:00 am and flooded some parts of resort town Ureki: Meskhi Street, Dumbadze Street, so called Police Street. The storm caused a landslide near the flats of former agricultural farm.
2013-08-22Special Statement Released for Every Employee of the Ministry of Finance
Based on the decision of the Minister of Finance of Georgia Nodar Khaduri, a special statement was issued for every employee of the Ministry to follow requirements of the Election Code during pre-election campaign.
2013-08-22Burjanadze Requested Ivanishvili to Re-Consider His Decision on Suspension of TV9
On August 20, election office of the political party Democratic Movement – United Georgia was opened in King Erekle II Street # 17 in Telavi. Presidential candidate of the party Nino Burjanadze attended the opening and presented the head of the office Jemal Bagatrishvili and her election program to journalists and society.
2013-08-22Giorgi Margvelashvili: “On October 27 We Will Finish Cohabitation”
Coalition Georgian Dream’s presidential candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili continues pre-election campaign. On October 21, he met populations of Vakiri, Tsnori and Signagi districts. Despite a heavy rain, residents of Vakiri village gathered in the school playground.
2013-08-21Open Day for Socially Indigent Population at Human Rights House Tbilisi
On August 23, at 12:00 lawyers of the nongovernmental organizations Article 42 of the Constitution and Human Rights Center will hold Open Day for socially indigent citizens in the conference hall of Human Rights House Tbilisi.
2013-08-20Six Police Officers Arrested for Tamaz Tamazashvili’s Case Released under Bail of 1000 Lari
Six police officers arrested for Tamaz Tamazashvili’s case were released from pretrial imprisonment under 1000 lari bail each.
2013-08-20Channel 9 Ceased Functioning
The main evening newscast of August 19 marked the ending of the year and a half broadcasting of Channel 9. Newsreader and General Director of the Channel Luba Eliashvili made one’s farewell during live air to the audience.
2013-08-20Demonstration with Participation of Cows in Batumi
Another group of eco-migrants returned from Gorelovka village of Ninotsminda district to Adjara. Six families unsuccessfully requested solution of their problems in front of the Adjara government office. Eco-migrants held unusual demonstrations – they brought the cattle to the government office by truck, which they could not feed because of lack of pastures in Ninotsminda district.
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