2014-09-22Human Rights Center Welcomes Timely Transfer of the Convicted Person into Rustavi Prison # 17
Based on the decision of the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia, on September 19, convict Genadi Jeladze was moved from Prison # 7 into Rustavi Prison # 17.
2014-09-19Human Rights Centre Protests Transfer of Convict to Penitentiary Establishment #7
On September 18, in the press club of Prime Time, Human Rights Centre held press conference about illegal transfer of severely ill prisoner Genadi Jeladze to Prison #7 penitentiary establishment.
2014-09-17Human Rights Center Protests Transfer of Severely Ill Convict to #7 Penitentiary Establishment
On September 18th, at 13:00 pm, in the press club of Prime Time, Human Rights Center will hold press conference regarding the illegal transfer of severely ill prisoner, Genadi Jeladze to #7 penitentiary establishment. Genadi Jeladze’s life is in danger in #7 penitentiary establishment.
2014-09-12Human Rights Center Requests Remove Top Secret Status from the Cases of Former Political Prisoners
Human Rights Center Requests removal of Top Secret Status from the cases of former political prisoners who were charged for espionage and new objective investigation into their cases. Representatives of the organization made the statement at the press-conference in the press-club of the news agency “Pirveli” on September 12.
2014-08-06519 Prisoners Diagnosed with Hepatitis C in Kutaisi Prison
Since March 1st of 2014, free program for the treatment of Hepatitis C in penitentiary has been launched in the whole country. The cost of the medicines for treatment of hepatitis C has also been decreased since July 1st.
2014-07-09Public Defender of Georgia Submits the Proposal on the Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses of Georgia
Public Defender of Georgia welcomes the legislative initiative of MPs of Georgia on the reduction of time limit of 90 days of administrative detention - to 15 days period. For years Public Defender of Georgia referred to abolish 90 days detention period in his recommendations. This issue is reflected in the Parliamentary Report for 2013 as well.
2014-06-25“Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms” – Human Rights Center presents new report
Human Rights Center presented the Report “Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms.”
2014-05-16Two employees dismissed from Correctional facility, Minister keeps his position
The Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance Sozar Subari states that two correctional facility employees have been dismissed. As Subari told reporters after the government session, employee of correctional department Giorgi Kavlashvili and the Batumi prison director were dismissed.
2014-05-03Young Prisoner Died Because of Inattention
Avtandil Maisuradze would have turned 26 on May 23. He served his imprisonment term in Kutaisi Prison # 14. On March 23 he died after his health conditions got particularly grave.
2014-05-01Press-Conference of Human Rights Center – New Facts of Prisoners’ Physical Assault and Inhuman Treatment
Tomorrow, on May 2, at 12:30 pm Human Rights Center will held press-conference about new facts of physical assault and inhuman treatment of prisoners in penitentiary establishments in the Press-Club of the Prime Time. Lika Kazbegi, wife of a prisoner, will also attend the press-conference.
2014-04-30Public Day at Human Rights House Tbilisi
On April 25, public day was organized about health problems of prisoners at the Human Rights House Tbilisi.
2014-04-08Report on the protection of human rights and freedoms in Georgia of the Public Defender of Georgia for 2013
This document is the Report of the Public Defender of Georgia for 2013 on the protection of human rights and freedoms in Georgia covering wide spectrum of civic, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Furthermore, it highlights positive and negative trends in human rights area for the reporting period, brings together key recommendations developed by the Public Defender towards various branches of government, the timeliness and degree of fulfilment of which to a great extent will define the establishment of high standards in human rights protection in Georgia.
2014-04-08Human Rights Center Presented Scandalous Letter of the Convicted Teimuraz Gvaradze at the Press-Conference
On April 8, Human Rights Center presented statement of prisoner Teimuraz Gvaradze to media in the press-club of the Prime Time. Gvaradze was member of Ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili’s security guard and serves his imprisonment term in Gldani Prison # 8.
2014-04-01Family of the Diseased Prisoner Imposes Responsibility Over Prison Administration
Rozeta Maisuradze, sister of 26-year-old diseased prisoner Avto Maisuradze, claims her brother was tortured. Maisuradze served his term in Geguti Prison # 14 and was about to leave penitentiary establishments in two weeks.
2014-03-31Family of Diseased Prisoner Waiting for Investigation
Giga Partenadze died in Geguti prison on March 4, 2014. Family members claim he was tortured to death. Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has already started investigation into the fact. Family members claim the investigation is dragged out and have no access to the expertise conclusion.
2014-03-20Prisoner Mamuka Toliashvili Blames Goga Oniani in Revenge
On March 18, Human Rights Center held press-conference about the case of prisoner Mamuka Toliashvili in the Prime Time’s press-club. In his letter to the organization, the convicted person wrote that he was victim of revenge of the former senior law enforcement officers Giorgi Oniani and Gia Donadze.
2014-02-28Nongovernmental Organizations Protest Oppression on Former Prisoner by Law-enforcement Officers
On February 27, Human Rights Center, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, Transparency International Georgia, Article 42 of the Constitution and Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center held joint press-conference in the press-club of the Prime Time. They called on the Prosecutor’s Office to start probe into the intimidation and oppression facts on the former prisoner Zaza Azariashvili by law enforcement officers; Azariashvili was victim of torture during imprisonment term.
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