2013-07-30Lawyers of Human Rights Center Met Inmates of Rustavi Prison # 17 on Strike
On July 26, 2013 lawyers of Human Rights Center visited inmates of Rustavi prison # 17. Lawyers also met prisoners Giorgi Khurtsidze and Levan Kutaladze, who are on strike. They have sewed up mouths in protest.
2013-06-26Human Rights House Requests Early Release of the Convicted
Human Rights House Tbilisi addressed Joint Commission of the Ministry of Penitentiary and Ministry of Healthcare for early release of convicted Zaza Azariashvili. At the press-conference on June 25 at HRHT, Board Chairman Aleko Tskitishvili, lawyer Nestan Londaridze, former political prisoner Vakhtang Maisaia and sister of the convicted person presented journalists with Zaza Azariashvili’s case.
2013-06-24Victim of Torture Meets Requirement for Early Release
On June 25th at 12:00 pm, press-conference will be held in Human Rights House Tbilisi regarding case of Zaza Azariashvili. Lawyer of Human Rights Center Nestan Londaridze defends interests of Zaza Azariashvili within the frame of Project Free Legal Assistance for Socially Vulnerable Citizens of Human Rights House Tbilisi.
2013-06-20Bacho Akhalaia Demands Apologies
2013-06-18Vano Merabishvili Goes on Hunger Strike
Former PM and Secretary General of the United National Movement Vano Merabishvili, currently being in a preliminary detention cell, has gone on hunger strike with the demand of have television. The statement was made by the lawyer of the former PM in this conversation with Rustavi 2.
2013-06-17Bachana Akhalaia’s Lawyer Cannot Read Trial Protocol
State sponsored attorney of Bachana Akhalaia did not have chance to read the protocols of the trials, where he did not participate. Sulkhan Komakhidze said he requested the protocol from the court but could not get it. The lawyer believes it created unequal conditions for the parties and breached the principle of judiciary compatibility.
2013-06-14Author of the Footage about the Accused for Girgvliani’s Murder Believes He Is Arbitrary Prisoner
Gia Alavidze, inmate of Prison # 9, is author of those video-footage which was depicted by Maestro TV in 2009 and presented “extraordinary” imprisonment conditions created for the convicted for Sandro Girgvliani’s murder. (see the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiL3G70DgV8)
2013-06-14Missing Mojahed Arrested for the Attempted Terrorist Act
Georgian MIA arrested Dagestan Mojahed Mikail Kadiev (Michael Kadoev) for the attempted terrorist act, who disappeared in Georgia at the end of last year.
2013-06-10Marek Dudaev Released
2013-04-23Monitoring the accused on hunger strike at Gldani Penitentiary Establishment #8
On April 17, 2013 Special Preventive Group under Public Defender of Georgia carried out ad hoc monitoring at the Penitentiary Establishment #8 within the framework of National Preventive Mechanism. 75 life sentenced inmates being on hunger strike were visited. The accused did not complain on their treatment at the Establishment #8. They objected the Law on Amnesty of December 28, 2012 as it alleviated the sentence of all accused except the life sentenced inmates.
2013-04-22U.S. Human Rights Report on Georgia
Torture and abuse of prisoners before the change of government, shortfalls in the rule of law and lack of judicial independence, as well as obstacles to exercise freedoms of association and assembly particularly for opposition were the most important human rights problems reported in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of State’s annual human rights country report, released on April 19.
2013-03-20Representatives of Ombudsman of Georgia Visited Bachana Akhalaia
On March 18, 2013 representatives of the Public Defender of Georgia visited the accused Victor Kacheishvili, Oleg Patsatsia, Levan Purtskhvanidze, Guram Tsomaia, Gaga Mkurnalidze, David Khuchua and Bachana Akhalaia at the Gldani Penitentiary Establishment #8. The refusal of the accused Bachana Akhalaia to provide any kind of written information should be outlined.
2013-03-11Parliament Moves to Change Rule of Consecutive Sentencing
The Parliament approved with its first hearing on March 7 amendments to the criminal procedure code and criminal code, according to which the rule of consecutive sentencing will be changed and it will also have retroactive force for those convicts, who are currently serving their consecutive sentences.
2013-03-07Akhalaia Refuses Jury to Hear His Case
Bacho Akhalaia, former Minister of Defense and Internal Affairs refused to allow jury to hear his case. Akhalaia is accused of organization of torture, abuse of authority and illegal deprivation of liberty. Other defendants, including former high official of Ministry of Probation Gaga Mkurnaladze and former head of Joint Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces Giorgi Kalandadze made the same decision and refused jury to hear their case. They stated this at the trial held on April 5th.
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