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2012-10-01
Georgian Dream Coordinators and Commission Members Summoned to Police for the Day After Elections
Georgian Dream’s majoritarian candidate in Tskaltubo Election District # 58 Paata Zakareishvili informed Human Rights Center about mass intimidation of local coordinators of Georgian Dream.

2012-10-01
Human Rights Center’s Observers Expect Mass Fabrications in Several Polling Stations
Human Rights Center’s observers still remain in polling stations in the regions of Georgia and monitor violations. Organization doubts extra ballot papers will be dropped in ballot boxes and election results will be fabricated in the polling stations where low activity of observers was observed.

2012-09-28
Prisoner’s Wife Alleges She Was Obliged to Bring ID Numbers of Their Family Members
“My husband asked me to bring the ID numbers of our family members several weeks ago. He said that the prison administration had demanded them. It was useless to resist and I gave him the ID numbers. We realized that it was connected with the upcoming elections. There are only a few days left until the elections and who will guarantee me that he will not face any danger before and even after the elections?!” the wife of an inmate of Kutaisi Prison #2 told humanrights.ge

2012-09-28
Cases of Torture in Rustavi Prison # 16 – Collective Letter from Prisoners
Relatives of the inmates of Rustavi Prison # 16 appealed to Human Rights Center for help. They said prisoners had prepared a collective petition and handed it to the Public Defender’s Office. More than 1 500 prisoners signed it and they have requested the publication of the petition.

2012-09-28
Human Rights Center will present the findings of the two last periodic reports of the Media Monitoring
Today, on September 28, at 3:00 pm Human Rights Center organized press-conference in the Hotel Courtyard Marriott and presented results of the two periodic reports of the Media Monitoring of the Parliamentary Elections.

2012-09-28
Police Arrested Georgian Dream’s 14 Activists within a Week – Full List of the Arrested People in Kakheti
From September 21 to September 26 police officers arrested 14 activists of the Coalition Georgian Dream.  In most cases, the reason of their detention was placing election posters of the Georgian Dream’s majoritarian candidates. Court sent 12 activists to prison and their terms vary from 40 to 60 days.

2012-09-28
Molotov Cocktails and Painted Bill-Boards in Poti against Georgian Dream
Georgian Dream’s majoritarian candidate in Poti, Eka Beselia, demands investigation into incidents of billboards being damaged and so-called Molotov cocktails being thrown at the Nabadi district HQ.

2012-09-27
“Your Voice in the Parliament” – GYLA Publishes Results of the First Stage of Its Project
Unemployment, problems in the healthcare system, education,  roads, social welfare, communal bills, water supply – these are the urgent problems facing the population. The Kutaisi branch of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association published the results of the initial survey within the framework of the project “My Voice in Parliament”.

2012-09-27
Deputy Minister of Justice Surprised by the Statement of the French Foreign Ministry
On September 25, the French Foreign Ministry stated that “in a sensitive pre-election context, which has been further worsened after revelation of cases of torture in the Georgian penitentiary, use of any case pending investigation can affect proper conduct of elections.”

2012-09-26
Price of Prisoner’s Vote – Elections, a New Reason to Torture Prisoners
After video-footage of prisoners’ torture was depicted in the media, existing illegality in the penitentiary system became more evident. In accordance with the new Election Code, those convicted of minor crimes, though subject to constant intimidation, have the right to vote. Of course, the government is not going to waste their votes.

2012-09-25
Two Georgian Dream activists arrested in Poti
On September 23 Georgian Dream activists Gizo Tsatsua and Goderdzi Shonia were arrested by police for violating the administrative code. Majoritarian candidate in Poti from Georgian Dream Eka Beselia held a briefing were she talked about planned provocations from the government.

2012-09-25
Grasshoppers from Rustavi Occupy Vano’s Tractors, Delivered Before Elections
Tractors parked at the entrance to the city have been attracting the attention of Rustavi residents for some days already. It is easy to guess that the agricultural equipment is new – the dark blue, green and orange combine harvesters and tractors look like huge toy-lorries.

2012-09-25
CEC Restricts Photo and Video Recording in Polling Stations
On the election day, photo and video-recording shall be possible only from the specially allocated places in the polling stations.

2012-09-25
Mass arrest of Georgian Dream Activists under One Charge – Disobedience to Police Officers
Supporters and members of Georgian Dream are being arrested throughout Georgia. Georgian Dream states that the government is eager to add tension to the situation. Most experts also share this opinion and they do not exclude the possibility that the government’s purpose is to postpone the elections.

2012-09-24
What Was Going on in Gldani Prison on September 21
With the initiative of the new Minister of Corrections and Legal Aid of Georgia Giorgi Tugushi journalists, including Interpresnews’ correspondent, visited Gldani Prison # 8 on September 21.

2012-09-21
Interior Minister Akhalaia Resigns Amid Protests
Interior Minister, Bacho Akhalaia, has resigned amid ongoing protests against prison abuse.

2012-09-21
Result of Students’ Rallies – Minister of Interior Quitted
Thousands demonstrators, mostly students have been marching in Tbilisi streets for three days already to condemn prisoners abuse and ill-treatment and demand accountability of senior governmental officials.

2012-09-21
Prisoner Claims He Was Ruthlessly Beaten and Tortured
“I confirm that I am ruthlessly beaten and tortured. I have been under psychic and physical oppression for many years…” inmate of the Rustavi Prison # 6 Goderdzi Kiknadze told lawyer Eka Kobesashvili during second meeting and wrote explanation letter about his torture.

2012-09-20
Prisoner’s Mother Alleges Her Son Was Ruthlessly Beaten in Rustavi Prison Last Night Because He Blames Minister of Interior in Murder
Mother of the convicted Goderdzi Kiknadze, serving his term in Rustavi Prison # 6, informed Human Rights Center that last night prison personnel broke into her son’s cell and ruthlessly beat him. A stranger called the mother from the custody and informed her about it.
2012-09-20
Information about Illegal Donators of the National Movement Is Secret
State Audit Office, Tbilisi City Court and United National Movement have refused to issue information about five donators of the UNM, who were declared to be illegal donators by Mogeladze’s institution and sent to the court for farther discussion.

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