2015-06-08Community Service as a Punishment
According to the information of the State Agency for Non-Custodial Sentences and Probation of Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia, usage of community service as a non-custodial sentence has been increased since 2012. According to the official data, this type of sentence was used for 72 cases in 2012, for 260 cases in 2013, for 272 cases in 2014, and in 2015 332 cases are recorded.
2015-06-05Socially Indigent Person Was Fined With 10 000 Laris
On June 3, representatives of Human Rights House Tbilisi held press conference about fining socially indigent family with 10 000 Lari by the Tbilisi City Hall.
2015-06-04Natural disaster has damaged the villages of Gori municipality
On May 31, hail destroyed the harvest of Olia Beruashvili, resident of village Sveneti of Gori municipality. Her main income is a pension. She made an advance withdrawal of her pension as a credit to buy chemicals for the fruit garden. Beruashvili asks the Government to examine and compensate the damage caused by the disaster.
2015-06-04Husband Seized Child from a Domestic Violence Victim Woman
25 year old woman Natela Dumbadze, residing in one of the villages in Gurjaani municipality, is a victim of violence. The whole family, a husband, a mother and father in laws, were abusing her.
2015-06-04Stir Around Tchreli Abano
“Tiflis Hamkari” protested removal of the dome during restoration of “Tchreli Abano” (motley baths). According to the information published on social network by “Tiflis Hamkari”, removal of the dome is vandalism.
2015-06-02The Constitutional Court upheld Ucha Nanuashvili’s claim
“Once and for all, there should be established an election system in the country that will be maximally fair and objective and, I believe, this decision will fulfill a catalyst function in this regard”, - this was the Public Defender’s reaction to a decision made by the Constitutional Court concerning constitutionality of the rule determining majoritarian election districts.
2015-06-01Lawsuit Initiated by Human Rights Center Upheld
The representatives of Human Rights Centre held a press conference on May 29. They evaluated the judgment of the Georgian Constitutional Court on the claim initiated by Human Rights Center. The claim of Human Rights Center was prepared in 2012 on non-compliance of formation rules for majoritarian electoral system with the Constitution.
2015-05-28Constitutional Court Orders Overhaul of Majoritarian Part of Electoral System
Georgian Constitutional Court has ruled that country’s existing electoral system, in particular its majoritarian component, undermines equality of vote and should be changed.
2015-05-28The Constitutional Court upheld the Claim initiated by Human Rights Centre
Today the Constitutional Court of Georgia upheld the constitutional claim initiated by Human Rights Centre on non-compliance of formation rules for majoritarian electoral system with the Constitution.
2015-05-27Lawyer of Tchabuka Tchabukadze was not permitted to see him
The employees of regional headquarters of MIA in Kakheti arrested and beat 30-year-old Tchabuka Tchabukadze at night on May 21. The incident took place in village Vejini of Gurjaani municipality while the young man was standing in front of his own house with his friends. As a result of beating, Tchabukadze has multiple physical injuries. He is placed in the multi-profile medical center “Geo Hospitals” in Gurjaani.
2015-05-25Ruisi Population protests closed roads because of constructing autobahn
Confrontation between the Kareli Municipality governor and some of the locals from Ruisi continues. On May 22 the locals gathered near the Ruisi’s section of Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze highway, protested abolition of access roads to their plots as a result of construction of autobahn.
2015-05-22People affected by halted constructions
I sent application to the construction company “Center Point” to buy an apartment in Didi Dighomi in 2006. I paid the cost of the apartment- 40 000 USD throughout24 months according to the schedule composed by the company. According to the agreement I should have received a white carcass on September 30, 2008, but I am still waiting in vain, “_ said NatiaVakhtangadze, who is affected by the halted construction.
2015-05-21Report of the Public Defender at the session of Human Rights Committee of Parliament
Today, Public Defender presented a report about “State of Human Rights and Basic Freedoms in Georgia in 2014” at the session of Human Rights Committee of the Parliament. Representatives of state agencies and parliamentary secretaries also attended the hearing.
2015-05-20Karajala residents report 5 more women plan to move to Syria
According to the media, two women from Karajala village of Telavi municipality, Irada Gharibova and Anna Suleimanova left for Syria via Turkey. Some locals confirm this information, but some people say they went to Turkey for trading. Husbands of Irada Gharibova and Anna Suleimanova are looking for them. Afterwards, information was spread in Karajala village of Telavi municipality that five more women from the village plan to move to Syria.
2015-05-20Physical Assault of Citizens by the Police
Representatives of Human Rights Center held a press conference on May 19 about recent facts of physical assault of citizens by policemen. The human rights defenders talked about illegal activities of the police against Tornike Margiani and Alexander Akhalkatsi.
2015-05-20Insanitariness in Sartitchala village - locals seek help
It has been long time since Sartichala village in Gardabani district has had malfunctioning sewerage system. Sewage that comes out from residential houses leaks into the pasture territory . The locals find it difficult to relocate in their own plots. Unpleasant smell disturbs them and they think the unsanitary in the area may cause many diseases.
2015-05-20Who will review the unlawful judgments, Gvenetadze or Papuashvili?
Apparently, after 3 years being in Government, “Georgian Dream” is starting to review unlawful judgments. Minister of Justice has confirmed the information that the bill, which was drafted through consultation with the Prosecutor’s Office and officials of the Supreme Court, is ready.
2015-05-19“Problems of Muslims in Georgia” _ Screening of the Documentary Movie
Human Rights Center showed the documentary called “Problems of Muslims in Georgia” on May 15. Facts of intolerance that happened in the villages Tchela, Plate and Mokhe were shown in this documentary. NGOs, representatives of diplomatic corpus accredited in Georgia and representatives of religious minorities attended the screening. After that they had a discussion about the issues of religious minorities.
2015-05-18“MY Angels” in Penitentiary Establishment N5 for Female Convicts
A bank robber takes 8 women as hostages and locks them in a room for one night. The women are killing the time in talking, getting know each other closer and reach some kind of catharsis. The hostages even sympathize with the robber after they know the motive for committing the crime. This is the short storyline of the play “My Angels”, which was staged in the Penitentiary Establishment N5 for female convicts.
2015-05-18Lifesaving drugs distributed in the villages on ABL
The members of the working group of the Coalition for Rebuilding Trust, within the humanitarian action, distributed the medicines in the villages on ABL for free. The members of the working group have delivered the lifesaving drugs to 150 people in 3 villages.
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