2007-02-12Legislation against Laundry
The amendments became popular after the Tbilisi Supervision Service started to distribute the warrants to the population. More precisely, under the Article 150 section III, physical and legal entities cannot install a ventilation system, laundry drier, bars or some other constructions without permission. If the law is not followed, the violator will be fined 500GEL, and if repeated the fine will increase to 1, 500GEL.
2007-02-12Human Trafficking Remains the Problem of the Century(part III)
Six hundred trafficked girls have been found in Turkey over the last three years. They are mainly from the former Soviet Union. Girls from Moldavia, the Ukraine and Russia occupy the first three places in the list. Georgian girls take the sixth place. Their number reached 29 over the last three years.
2007-02-08In Adjara Region Population Faces the Danger of Losing Their Plots
The Administrative border of Batumi is being widened. The villages of Khelvachauri, Sarfi, Gonio, Mtsvane Kontskhi and others will join the city of Batumi. The villagers are afraid that they will be deprived of their lands and the plots will be privatized.
There are seven members in the family, a father, mother and five children. The twins, Khatia and Beka, have cerebral palsy. Due to their disabilities, the state provides aid in the amount of forty lari a month.
2007-02-06Pornography Has No Limits
Non-governmental organization “Parents’ Union” has protested the removing the law from the Georgian Legislation that protected juveniles from being influenced by indecent material. More precisely, based on the Parliament’s decision on December 29, 2006, amendments were introduced to the law on “protection of juveniles from indecent influence” but all prohibitions on TVs have since been abolished.
2007-02-05Chief of the Military Police Admits to Threatening Journalist
“Bondo Khutsinashvili pointed out during the interrogation, that he had rebuked journalist Saba Tsitsikashvili,” stated the resolution 01/22-1/04-190, issued on January 25, 2007 by the Gori Prosecutor’s Office.
2007-02-01Factory Watchman, Lost Property and Victim of Drug Planting
Kote Askurava, accused for having stolen equipment worth million of dollars from a factory formally owned by Aslan Abashidze (former head of the Adjara Autonomous Republic), was detained last week for drug-dealing. The family members of Askurava blame the law enforcers for arbitrary detention.
2007-02-01School Loses Its Profile and Teachers Lose Their Salaries
Several days ago, members of the Musical Boarding School petitioned at the Kutaisi local government office. They insisted that finances from the local budget be apportioned to their school. “The central government has deprived us from every chance. We rely on the compassion of the local government. If they deny us the necessary funds, we will have no choice but to dismiss the children and will also lose the small salaries we received,” the teachers said.
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