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Political statements of the public servants in Gori
“We started administrative proceedings against my assistant and my attorney in Mejvriskhevi community. The process has its deadlines but we will not wait for a long time and publish our decision in short time,” Gori Municipality Mayor reacted to the public statements of Kakha Bliadze, his assistant and Lekso Bujiashvili, his attorney in Mejvriskhevi community, which were published in social network.

Reorganization in pre-school educational institutions
As a result of the reorganization in kindergartens, psychologists, methodists, English language and dance teachers were dismissed from the kindergartens in Gori municipality. Total number of dismissed employees is over 60. Non-entrepreneurial Legal Entity (NELE) Union of Pre-School Educational Institutions of Gori Municipality City Hall carried out the reorganization. 
IDP family broke into one of the flats for IDPs without permission
Five-member family of IDPs from the occupied Eredvi village broke into a three-room flat in the residential building in Gori, which was constructed for IDPs. 
Training regarding Practice before International Criminal Court
On June 18-19, 2018, training was organized in Human Rights House Tbilisi by Human Rights Center and Norwegian Helsinki Committee regarding the practice before the International Criminal Court.
Property registration issue near the occupation line
Eredvi municipality was fully occupied as a result of 2008 Russian-Georgian armed conflict. The occupation line divided one of the villages, Berula, in two. The village forest, pastures and agricultural plots are now in the occupied part of the village. 

HRC Presented the Report “Trial Monitoring of the Cases on the Convicted, Defendant and Victim Women”
On June 14, HRC presented the report “Trial Monitoring of the Cases on the Convicted, Defendant and Victim Women”. The project aimed to promote transparency of court hearings into the drug-related criminal cases against convicted, defendant and victim women and to increase accountability of the judiciary and prosecution bodies.
Unprepared meeting – why the Georgian side did not translate the initial conclusion of the expertise bureau on Archil Tatunashvili’s case?
On June 7, in Ergneti, the murder of Archil Tatunashvili was the key topic of the four-sided meeting in the frame of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanisms. However, representatives of the Government of Georgia did not present the initial conclusion of the expertise on Archil Tatunashvili’s body carried out by the Samkharauli Expertise Bureau. 
Malkhaz Machalikashvili applied to the Personal Data Protection Inspector with regard to surveillance fact
Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC), which defends interests of Malkhaz Machalikashvili, the father of 19-year-old Temirlan Machalikashvili, who was killed during the special operation in Pankisi Gorge, appealed the Personal Data Protection Inspector over the alleged surveillance against Malkhaz Machalikashvili.
Renewed investigation into Khorava street murder case
The Ministry of Internal Affairs is questioning the witnesses into the murder case of Khorava Street. MIA has been questioning the witnesses for several days already. Among witnesses are the teachers too. The Ministry plans to repeatedly question about 100 individuals. 

Why sport school director Mamuka Abramishvili was beaten in Akhmeta
On May 26, the director of the Zurab Zviadauri Judo Sport School Mamuka Abramishvili was beaten in Akhmeta. Since then he has not appeared in the sport school.

Court passed verdict against the underage defendants in the case of Khorava street murder
The Tbilisi City Court passed verdict against the defendant G.B, who was accused of the intentional murder of underage Levan Dadunashvili, and sentenced him to 10 years and 6 months imprisonment term; as for another defendant G.J, he was sentenced to 9 years and 9 months imprisonment for the attempted intentional murder.
100 Years Later the Anthem of the Georgian Democratic Republic Was Sung near the Occupation Line
“Glory to freedom, Glory to brave Georgian nation” – members of the Georgian Association in France sang the Anthem of the Democratic Republic of Georgia in Khurvaleti village near the occupation line on May 28. The members of the government of the Georgian Democratic Republic and descendants of the participants of the largest rebel of 1922-24 against the Soviet Government were among the delegation. Otar Pataridze, son of Elisa Pataridze, was in Khurvaleti too, who during years headed the Georgian Association in France. 
Fee fixed by the Gori local self-government and then annulled with the government’s conclusion
Gori municipality assembly had to annul one of its resolutions based on the remark they received from the central government. The resolution fixed fee for the car-parking in the town. According to the official notice of the government, the resolution was declared unlawful as only Tbilisi and Batumi City Halls are authorized to fix fees for car-parking. Considering that, on May 25, the Gori municipality assembly had to cancel the fee, which they had fixed several months ago.
Doubts over the Authenticity of the Tyumen University Diploma
On May 25, Irma Papidze held press-conference in the Gori Center for Civic Engagement and brought new accusations against Gori municipality mayor. Papidze doubts that the mayor appointed his representative in Verkhvebi-Kvernaki settlement based on fake diploma. Papidze said there are some circumstances which confirm her allegation. First of all, the diploma was not verified by the Commission on the Verification of Educational Documents in the Ministry of Education. According to the current regulations, the diplomas issued by the Russian universities shall be acknowledged by the commission. 
Parliament renewed discussion of drug-policy liberalization draft-law
The legislative authority of Georgia continued discussion of the drug-policy reform. It is noteworthy that the Parliament of Georgia postponed discussion of the drug-policy liberalization draft-law but after the events of May 12, the chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia stated that the bill on the drug-policy shall be ready for the next two weeks. 

Young people in Kaspi protest oppression from police
On May 23, part of young people held demonstration in Kaspi and requested resignation of the head of the police unit. They said law enforcement officers often insult them and prohibit movement in the streets during night hours. 

Menu for muslim convicts during fasting
Lawyer of Human Rights Center stated that during fasting period, in the penitentiary establishment # 5, special menus are not offered to Muslim inmates. As HRC lawyer Nestan Londaridze clarified, the Muslim convicts do not complain about it loudly because they are afraid to encounter problems.
Festival participants injured on the broken stage on the Ilia Lake
In Kvareli, on the Ilia Lake, the stage broke when participants of the 4th Republic Festival of Folk Dance Companies were dancing on it. Several children were slightly injured and the head of the company canceled their dance number.
'Population is leaving the villages alongside the occupation line'
The difficult heritage from 2008 Russia-Georgian armed conflict is still issue of concern 10 years after the war. Thousands internally displaced people and occupied territories – nothing has changed. The only thing that is changing is the creeping occupation line and moving fences, which became daily routine for the locals together with the difficult heritage. 
Resort Akhtala to be sold for 3, 755 million GEL
Ministry of Economics and Sustainable Development, in the frame of the project “50 Properties for Your Hotel”, is selling balneology resort Akhtala in Gurjaani. The auction was announced on May 16 and deadline for the submission of applications is June 14. The starting price of the resort is 3 755 000 GEL.
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Which candidate will you vote for in the 2018 Presidential Elections?
Salome Zurabishvili Grigol Vashadze Davit Bakradze Davit Usupashvili other candidate have not decided yet I am not going to the elections


Vanished people – “Never forget me”
Grandma disappeared a month ago. 73-years-old grandma joined the list of missing people; she disappeared from her own yard, in her native village.
Disbelief based on partiality Reality is different
Fragile Peace in Balkans


Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on
Villages of the Hopeless
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?


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