2014-04-30Irakli Okruashvili Appeals CEC Decision at the Court
Based on the decision of the Central Election Commission, former Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili cannot participate in the local elections; the decision was made next day after Okruashvili registered as a candidate for the position of Gori Mayor. The CEC studied his case based on the complaints filed by chairman of the political movement For Fair Georgia Sergo Javakhadze and leader of the People’s Party Mamuka Giorgadze.
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.
2014-04-29Conference at Human Rights House Tbilisi – Judiciary Miscarriages and Mechanisms for Their Eradication
On April 24, conference on “Judiciary Miscarriages in Transitional Period and Mechanisms for Their Eradication” took place at Human Rights House Tbilisi. Representatives of the participating NGOs presented their visions how to restore justice in the country.
2014-04-29Russian Soldiers Kidnap People from Borderline Villages and Take Them to Tskhinvali
Tskhinvali de-facto government requests exchange of people convicted for Gori terrorist act in exchange of Georgian prisoners.
2014-04-29Damage Caused by Natural Disaster in Shida Kartli Is Counted
Flooded Lekhura River created infrastructural problems in Kaspi district. The river undermined the motorway and gas pipe-line, after what several villages in the district remained without gas supply.
2014-04-29Gori District Interim Governor Requests Amendments to the Law on State Procurements
On April 26, annual report of the Gori district administration was discussed at the local Civic Engagement Center; the discussion was mostly focused on the state procurements. Representatives of non-governmental organizations and general society reminded interim governor Papuna Koberidze of the problems in the state procurements.
2014-04-24Human Rights Center Presented Report on Media
On April 23, Human Rights Center presented report Georgian Media in Transitional Period. The Report was prepared with financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and covers most significant developments in Georgian media in 2012-2014.
2014-04-23Human Rights Center to Present Report about Media
Today, April 23rd, at 13:00 pm Human Rights Center will present its report Georgian Media in Transitional Period (2012-2014) in the conference hall of the Human Rights House Tbilisi.
2014-04-22Public Defender- State Failed to Protect Freedom of Religion of Muslim Community in Samtatskaro Village
In his 2013 Parliamentary Report, Public Defender of Georgia paid attention to the developments against Muslim community in Samtatskaro village, Dedoplistskaro district. The report states that local village governor Gulo Nadirashvili and Dedoplistskaro district governor Irakli Shiolashvili also participated in the persecution of Muslim people together with local population. Public Defender assessed Shiolashvili’s public statement as discriminative, when he said majority had to make decision about starting mosque in the village.
2014-04-22Video-Crew of the TV 3 Was In Inhuman Conditions in Tskhinvali Prison
Tskhinvali de-facto authority released three employees of TV 3 – journalist Bela Zakaidze, cameraman Vakho Lekiashvili and technician of the TV-Company Mikheil Mikheov within 24 hours.
2014-04-22Court Left Davit Kevkhishvili on the Position
Gurjaani district court did not satisfy the solicitation of the Prosecutor’s Office on resigning Davit Kevkhishvili from the position of Kvareli district governor. Prosecutor’s office requested to impose 2 000 lari bail on him too but Judge Natela Jashiashvili did not satisfy their request.
2014-04-17Article 42 of the Constitution to Defend Victims of Occupation at the European Court
On April 16, nongovernmental organization Article 42 of the Constitution held press-conference about problems of the population victimized by borderizatin process in Atotsi village near administrative boarder with South Ossetia and about detention of TV3 journalists.
2014-04-17Human Rights Center cordially invites you to the presentation of the Report Georgian Media in Transitional Period (2012-2014)
On April 23, Wednesday, at 1pm, Human Rights Center cordially invites you to the presentation of the Report
Georgian Media in Transitional Period (2012-2014)
2014-04-16Early Marriages, Family Violence and Other Human Rights Violations in Public Defender’s Report
Georgian Public Defender’s 2013 Parliamentary Report on general human rights situation in Georgia reviews civil-political, economic, social and cultural rights in the country.
2014-04-08Official Autopsy Report in Tatukhashvili's Case Released
Prosecutor’s office said late on April 4 that an official autopsy report in case of Shalva Tatukhashvili’s death dispels allegations that the latter was subjected to mistreatment by investigators during questioning at Tbilisi prosecutor’s office.
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.
2014-04-02Creeping Occupation Line Now in Khurvaleti
Traveling along Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze central motorway, one can easily detect signpost of the so called South Ossetia with wire around it near Khurvaleti village.
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.
2014-04-01Previously Narrowed Streets Are Now Widened
Three streets are widened in the Old Batumi. Four years ago, those streets were narrowed and the repair works lasted four months. Why did they narrow streets in the past if it was necessary to widen them again? Are Batumi budget funds wasted? – Batumi residents ask.
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