2017-03-30Disabled prisoner serving his term in poor sanitary-hygiene conditions urges for early release
Grave injury of the spine (he is wheelchair user, cannot move independently), mielopatia, post-traumatic paraplegia, dysfunction of the minor pelvis, curvature of the nose bone, chronic Hepatitis C, mycosis of the foot, onikomycosis, psychic disorder – it is list of the sick convicted S.S. He has been in prison # 18 for 2, 5 years already.
2017-03-28Representatives of local self-government did not participate in the meetings with the President of Georgia in Gori
On March 21, the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili held meeting in Gori in the frame of the campaign Constitution Belongs to Everybody. The President, together with the leaders of political parties, met students and lecturers in the Gori State University.
2017-03-28Reorganization Is Ongoing in the Gori City Hall
Reorganization was commenced in the Gori City Hall to reduce number of 41 non-commercial legal entities and Ltds, which were established by the City Hall. The legal department of the City Hall already sent letters to the directors of the legal entities to inform them about possible personnel reductions.
2017-03-26Corruptive Deal of the Akhmeta Municipal Administration with Fake Investor
Akhmeta municipal administration assigned 6.5 hectares of agricultural land in the Akhasheni village under 20-years-long lease agreement to the investor with following conditions – to invest 10 000 GEL in the arrangement of nut-plantation and to employ 10 persons in it. In reality, the head of the property management department at the municipal administration and chairwoman of the commission for acknowledgement the property rights over the land Mzia Bekauri owns the land and grows grain there.
2017-03-24Price of Phone “Frolics” by Akhmeta Municipal Council’s Chairman for the Local Budget
Akhmeta municipal council’s chairman Gela Jugashvili, before quitting the position, accidentally activated unlimited internet service on his service phone number and it remained active. The price of the service reached 4 000 GEL and it was paid from the local budget to the Ltd Magticom though as a rule state budget does not fund internet service of local government’s officials.
2017-03-24Successful Legal Litigation Cases of Human Rights Center (November 2016 - February 2017)
Ministry of Corrections to Pay 60 000 GEL to the Prisoner
The Tbilisi City Court satisfied the lawsuit of Human Rights Center and ordered the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia to pay 60 000 GEL to the torture victim prisoner, as a compensation for moral damage only.
2017-03-21President Margvelashvili Vetoes Surveillance Bill
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili vetoed the new surveillance bill, which was approved by the Parliament on March 1, 2017 and which entails the establishment of a special agency for conducting surveillance operations.
2017-03-21High Number Prisoners Is Still a Problem in Georgia
On March 15, the Council of Europe published its Annual Penal Statistics about convicts/persons serving non-custodial sanctions. 47 out of 52 member states participated in the survey of the Council of Europe.
2017-03-21One day in the post-war Karaleti village
Karaleti – village in Gori municipality, Shida Kartli region. It is located on the Gori-Tskhinvali central motor-way. Locals recall the days of the 2008 August war. The crimes committed 9 years ago are still unresolved. The ruins of the destroyed houses are still standing in the village. The walls still have holes from bullet-cartridges. Locals have not forgotten the war days. The trace of the war is still visible in Karaleti.
2017-03-2129 IDP Families Received New Flats
Eva Gvaradze’s family is one of those 29 IDP families, whom, on March 20, the Minister of IDPs from Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia, handed the keys to new flats. Eva Gvaradze was displaced from Tskhinvali region 27 years ago. She, together with her family, lived in unbearable conditions in the IDP settlement in Turbaza, Gori.
2017-03-18Secretary of the National Security Council Visited the Village on the Occupation Line
“It is historical injustice,” the secretary of the National Security Council stated on March 15 during his visit in the Khurvaleti village, on the occupation line. Local population and representatives of the Gori municipality council informed the secretary Davit Rakviashvili about the situation in the conflict-affected zone.
2017-03-15Up to 2 Million GEL Spent on the Service of Office Cars of the Senior Officials in Kakheti Region
From January 1, 2015 to December 1, 2016 the local budget spent 1 992 932 GEL on the service of the office cars of the senior officials in 9 municipalities. Among them, 1 506 929 GEL was spent on the fuel of their cars; 486 003 GEL was spent on the repair service.
2017-03-10Government exacerbates the sanctions on poaching
The government is working on exacerbation of the legislative regulations about poaching to ensure safety of rangers, forest guards and environment monitoring department officers. The Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources Gigla Agulashvili made a statement about it. He said the court is sometimes very loyal towards the violators and even returns the crime weapon to them.
2017-03-09Rustavi 2 Dispute ‘Threatens’ Media Freedom
International human rights groups - the Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch - echoed the Georgian Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the ownership rights over Rustavi 2 TV, Georgis’s most-watched television channel, to its former co-owner.
2017-03-09Indian Farmers Blame an Employee of the Signagi District Administration in Swindle
The Indian farmers living in the Sakobo village, Signagi municipality, blame the employee of the municipal administration Avtandil Vashakidze in swindle. As they told the ICK, they trusted the representative of the administration and sold 200 tons of wheat to him for debt two years ago. The farmers still have not received 40 000 GEL of the wheat price.
2017-03-09Children without preschool education
In Kakheti region, there are still villages, where kids cannot get pre-school education and the municipalities do not pay appropriate attention to the solution of this problem. Over 30 kids in Chantliskure village, Kvareli municipality are left without preschool education; mostly ethnic Avars live in the village. Neither the children living in the Tchoeti village, Dedoplistskaro municipality get preschool education. However, in both villages, it is essential to ensure access of the kids to the pre-school education because they cannot speak the Georgian language.
2017-03-07US State Department 2016 Human Rights Report
The US State Department published the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 and among them is the report on the Human Rights State in Georgia. Cases of illegal detention and deprivation of lives of the citizens of Georgia in the territories occupied by Russia and de-facto authorities are reviewed alongside other violations in the 50-page report. The report also reviews: the facts of domestic violence, early marriages, miscarriages in the judiciary system, facts of alleged oppression on court and weakness of state institutions.
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