2014-05-05Deputy Regional Governor and School Director Blamed in Misuse of Administrative Resources
Facts of misuse of administrative resources reduced during pre-election period. However, some administrative resources are still mobilized. Mamuka Nozadze, candidate for the position of Gori Mayor from the election bloc Burjanadze – United Opposition, made statement about it and mentioned example of Vakhtang Sukhitashvili, director of Gori Public School # 3, who held special session with teachers.
2014-05-03Being Batumi Resident Became Ground for Compulsory Measure
Judge Arsen Kalatozishvili at the Tbilisi City Court imposed imprisonment on the employees of the Khelvachauri Civil Registration Agency arrested under the charge of professional negligence on April 14. The judge clarified that detainees live close to Turkey and they can easily travel there and disappear.
2014-05-03Public 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.
2014-05-03Over 3 Million Lari Spent on the Renovation of Batumi Prison # 3
Rehabilitation of Batumi Prison # 3 has finished. Minister of Corrections Sozar Subari and chairman of Adjara Government Archil Khabadze opened the renovated building on April 29.
2014-05-03Adjara Supreme Council Purchased Next Luxurious Car
Adjara Supreme Council purchased a new car. The local budget allocated 41 500 lari for the new SEDAN. Ltd Caucasus Motors won the announced tender and they will assign the car to the Supreme Council before May 5.
2014-05-03Young Prisoner Died Because of Inattention
Avtandil Maisuradze would have turned 26 on May 23. He served his imprisonment term in Kutaisi Prison # 14. On March 23 he died after his health conditions got particularly grave.
2014-05-01Months-Long Captivity in Tskhinvali Prison
Three citizens of Georgia are waiting for the court judgment in the Tskhinvali pretrial detention setting. Eight citizens were already sentenced to imprisonment for illegal crossing of so-called border. Whereabouts of former Georgian soldier Shitikov are still unknown.
2014-05-01Press-Conference of Human Rights Center – New Facts of Prisoners’ Physical Assault and Inhuman Treatment
Tomorrow, on May 2, at 12:30 pm Human Rights Center will held press-conference about new facts of physical assault and inhuman treatment of prisoners in penitentiary establishments in the Press-Club of the Prime Time. Lika Kazbegi, wife of a prisoner, will also attend the press-conference.
2014-05-01Gori Municipal Board Members Miss Sessions, Do Not Meet Electorate but Receive Salaries
Monthly salary of the municipal board members was increased from 150 lari to 500 lari, but it was not enough motivation for them. Report produced by the Gori district organization of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association states that part of municipal board members miss board and commission sessions not to say anything about meeting with electorate.
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.
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