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Tests Initiated by Sibashvili
Several days ago, competition was announced for 47 vacant places at the Gurjaani Municipality Board. A total of 210 applications were submitted to the board but only 176 applicants took tests. 75 points were required to pass the exam. Only 13 applicants managed to score that many points. Among the winners were people who have no experience in, or knowledge of, the law.

Activist Girls from Opposition Party Were Threatened with Raping and Being Buried Alive
Unidentified people kidnapped members of the Democratic Movement for the United Georgia. The two women were being assaulted and insulted for 6 hours. Tamar Naveriani and Darejan Gujejiani were kidnapped from the territory of the Laguna Vere and took them to Gachiani. The kidnappers released them after a phone-call at 9:00 pm though the victims cannot tell who had called the kidnappers and what kind of order they received.

Ossetians Flee From Georgia
Because of hard social-economical conditions Ossetian people living in several villages of Kakheti region flee from Georgia. Some move to Tskhinvali and others resettle in Vladikavkaz. Scholars of Conflicts and human rights defenders claim that the reason for their resettlement has an ethnic factor together with a factor involving social conditions.

Former colonel, a legal owner of four arms was detained for carrying arms illegally; he is in pretrial detention.
Tbilisi City Court sentenced accused Zaza Bregvadze, the former high-ranking officer of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and police colonel, to two-month pretrial imprisonment. According to the evidence collected during the preliminary investigation the Civil Court charged the accused Zaza Bregvadze for illegal purchase, storage and usage of arms so called Valteri and 5 military cartridges as well.

Family members of people, supporting opposition parties in Gori, are threatened with being fired from jobs.
The administration of the Tax Inspection of the Shida Karli region demands that Natia Martinenko, an employee of the TI, write a letter of resignation letter. On May 27, Martinenko was informed that she was going to be fired on political grounds.

Damage to the State or Persecution for Political Reasons
Zurab Beridze was appointed the head of Batumi Regional Center for Revenues by Zurab Noghaideli, former Prime Minister of Georgia. Today he is accused of abusing his power and having caused damage to the state of 1 437 322 GEL. The attorneys said that law enforcement officers accused him of a crime that was not even committed.

Bullets Used by Riot Police on May 6 Could Kill a Person
Ministry of Internal Affairs finally pleaded that on May 6 law enforcers used non-lateral bullets during the clash in front of the Tbilisi Police Main Department. Shota Utiashvili, head of Analytic Department of the MIA confirmed this information with the Human Rights Center.

Children Library Might Be Closed
About 200 000 books from the Children’s Library were taken to two different places by trucks for two months. Geno Makharadze, the director of the library could not answer why it was necessary to take the books to a damaged building or if there was any official document to take the books to other place. Natia Surguladze, the head of the corresponding department at the Batumi City Hall, made no comment on this issue either.

Masked Men Assaulted Demonstrators
Officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs detained several suspects for involvement in the incident which had taken place in Purtseladze Street. According to Nana Kakabadze, Ramaz Jashiashvili, Luka Gvaramadze, Davit Kenchadze, Levan Loluashvili and Dato Kapanadze were detained after they had been discharged from the hospital. According to her, 6 other people also were detained. The Ministry of Internal Affairs did not confirm this information.

“Charter of the Freedom of Printed Media” Was Enacted in Hamburg and Georgia Is Entitled to Maintain It
Editors of 46 leading media-sources out of 19 states in Europe enacted the European Charter on the Freedom of Printed Media in Hamburg, Germany. The Charter was signed during the forum organized in the Media House in Hamburg.

Estonian Survey Showed That Domestic Physical Assault Is Common In Georgia
“Violator is using force because he feels others are afraid of him”

The Estonian non-governmental organization “Open Society” carried out a survey in Georgia and Estonia regarding domestic violence. The target group of the survey was doctors who have personal contact with the victims of domestic violence. The result of the survey was quite grave. There are several forms of violence in Georgia – physical, psychological and sexual.

Kakheti Cable TV Company Ceased Broadcasting of the Programs of “Maestro TV”
Programs of the TV Company “Maestro” has not been broadcast in Kakheti region for ten days already. Representatives of the cable TV Company located in Akhmeta state that the delay was caused by bad weather and technical problems. In fact, according to our information Kakheti office of the Constitution Security Department demanded them to cease the broadcasting.

Georgian People Rose to their Feet to Express Respect forAbkhaz and Ossetian People
On May 26, Georgian people were celebrating the Day of Independence in the National Stadium and loudly expressed their wish for the real independence of their country. The ovations increased when opposition leaders appeared on the pitch. People think these are the people on whom the future of the country depends. The 20-year-old sham democracy and sham  independence of Georgia should be changed by real and factual steps to the real independence of the Georgian people.

War in August and Something That Was To Be Said
The war is launched by great people and small people are sacrificed in it. UN observer Peter Nikolas called city of Gori the city of Ghosts. Foreign experts continuously report about the bombed and destroyed buildings, ten thousands of homeless people; wounded people need medical treatment, dead people shall be buried, the hostages are looking forward to freedom…

Sighnagi Police Prosecutes Supporters of Opposition Parties
Sighnaghi district police persecutes representatives of the district office of the Alliance for Georgia and supporters of the opposition parties. Law enforcers detained Ilia Khutsishvili, Zaza Pkhovelishvili, Omar and Temur Taliashvili in the evening of Friday, May 22. These people were detained without having been explained the reason of detention; they were kept in the Tsnori police station for five hours. During the detention the law enforcers did not allow the detainees to inform the family members about the location of Khutsishvioli, Pkhovelishvili and Taliashvili. The policemen threatened the detainees with planting drugs in their cars unless they stop supporting the opposition parties.

Illegal Constructions in Old Batumi and Residents Victimized Thereby
Batumi City Hall has not signed the memorandum with the local residents on the rehabilitation of the infrastructure in Old Batumi. The residents have not signed an agreement on the construction of addingl spaces to their houses either. Batumi City Hall violates the program that has been prepared by their agency and approved by the Batumi Municipality Board.

Grass Grows Up in the Cottages of IDPs
Grass started to grow up in the cottages which were declared comfortable by the government; by the way, construction of each cottage cost 27 000 USD. IDPs, living in the settlements in the village of Skra, Gori district, have to fight snakes, lizards and ground squirrel everyday; in addition to that, every morning when they get up they find grass grown out in their rooms.

A Story by Witnesses to a Bloody Special Operation
The government carried out the next special operation. Gia Krialashvili, wanted for the uprising in the military base in Mukhrovani, is killed; Koba Otanadze and Levan Amiridze are gravely wounded. They are in the intensive care clinic of the Ghudushauri Hospital in Tbilisi. Investigators cannot interrogate the wounded people yet. The accident is still unclear to the people.

No Assault on Journalists in the Kakheti Region on May 21, 2008 has been Investigated
One year has passed since the snap parliamentary elections on May 21, 2008. The facts of five assaults on journalists in five election districts in Kakheti region have not investigated. Eliso Chapidze, an editor of the newspaper “Resonance” was attacked in polling station N 26 in the Sighnaghi Election District N 13 by Nodar Kapanadze and Otar Lamazoshvili who had no right to be in the polling station. The attackers twisted the hands of the journalist, seized her video-camera and physically assaulted her. Konstantine Stalinski, representative of the news website “pressa.ge”, cameramen Malkhaz Varshanidze and Irakli Goguadze were beaten in the polling station in Iormughanlo village in the Sagarejo Election District. Journalists were beaten in the Lagodekhi district too. The Chairperson of the election commission first hit the journalist with a chair and then armed people kicked him out of the polling station by a threat of using a weapon against him..

Georgia Joined the Declaration on Eradication of Homophobia and on the Protection of Sexual Minorities
Georgia has joined the declaration of the European Union on the Protection of Sexual Minorities. The project was initiated by the Czech Republic and it was signed by 27 states. Georgia, the Ukraine and Armenia have joined the declaration as well and they took responsibility to act on every case of homophobic discrimination against sexual minorities.

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Are there political prisoners in Georgia currently?
yes No I do not know


They wait for me in Abkhazia
Last time, I visited Abkhazia five years ago. Since then, not a day goes by without thinking about it, without missing the Abkhazian
Another proposal on agreement
Women – victims of violence


Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on
Villages of the Hopeless
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?


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