2015-04-23Human rights center calls on Minister of Labor, Healthcare and Welfare of Georgia to address case of underage N. D.
On April 24 at 11:30, in the press club of news agency “Pirweli’” Human Right Centre will held press-conference about poor health conditions of N.D.
2015-04-22Court Granted Permanent Residence Permit to Citizen of Egypt
“The Counter-Intelligence Department [CID] considers it is not reasonable to grant permanent residential permit to an applicant,” citizen of Egypt Emad Ibrahim Khalil Ibrahim received this conclusion several times form the CID. As a result, State Services Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice refused to grant residence permit in Georgia without considering the propriety of the CID conclusion.
2015-04-17Repatriate Meskhs and Delayed Reintegration
Sarvar Safarov’s historical surname is Lazishvili. He is a descendent of the Muslim Meskhs that were exiled from Georgia and after the law on repatriation was adopted in Georgia. He returned back to his homeland from Azerbaijan in May 2008. Sarvar Safarov settled in Akhaltsikhe, purchased a house with his own money and also brought his family there.
2015-04-17Life in Burnt Houses
In 2008, several houses were burnt as a result of Russian-Georgian war. “War trace does not easily fade away,” Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said during his meeting with businessmen in Gori. Garibashvili spoke about the construction of houses for internally displaced people but did not mention about people living in the villages adjacent to the ABL. Neither local authority has any action plan to rehabilitate the burnt houses of locals.
2015-04-16Interpol Drops ‘Red Notice’ for Ex-Justice Minister Adeishvili
Interpol has withdrawn ‘red notice’ for Georgia’s ex-justice minister Zurab Adeishvili, who is wanted by Tbilisi for number of criminal charges, which his allies say are politically motivated.
2015-04-14Initiative of the Public Defender of Georgia on Broadening of Powers of the Constitutional Court
On April 8, 2015, the Public Defender presented an initiative on broadening of powers of the Constitutional Court of Georgia.
2015-04-14Graves Left Without Care
Internally displaced people could not go the cemeteries on the occupied territories on Easter Sunday. Georgian side started negotiations about the issue during the Ergneti Meeting but representatives of the Tskhinvali de-facto government refused them. Besides that meeting, Georgian governmental officials raised the issue in the Geneva Meetings too but the de-facto authority did not change its position.
2015-04-14Villages on ABL without Medical Assistance
The working group of the Coalition for Rebuilding Trust visited three villages in Shida Kartli region. The Coalition members visited Arbo village alongside the occupation line, where they heard the problems of locals. Villagers complained about lack of medical service in the village. Locals have to travel to Gori to get medical assistance.
2015-04-14This Affects You appeals to Constitutional Court to curb direct access to citizens' telephone and internet data
On April 8, members of the campaign This Affects You presented an appeal to the Constitutional Court of Georgia, requesting abolishment of the amendments to secret surveillance legislation adopted by the Georgian Parliament in November 2014.
2015-04-09What changes are planned by the new chair of the Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili relied on the following criteria – principality, management skills, free from political influence and professionalism, when he nominated Nino Gvenetadze for the position of the Supreme Court Chairwoman. The legislative body also liked the President’s decision, and on March 20, 88 MPs voted for Nino Gvenetadze for the position.
2015-04-07Prisoner’s Relatives Request Punishment of Doctors
Family of Levan Kortava works on the application to the Kutaisi Appeal Court. On May 12, 2013 ruthlessly beaten 24-year-old prisoner died in Geguti prison # 14; his relatives request impartial investigation into the fact and punishment of perpetrators.
Trial into the criminal case against Azerbaijan human rights defender Rasul Jafarov was renewed in the Baku Court on Grave Crimes at 11:00 am on March 31; locals said during Tsarist Russia the building of the court was used as a stable for horses. Representatives of the EU Mission and US Embassy in Baku, of local and foreign nongovernmental organizations attended the hearing.
2015-04-02Ombudsman about Ineffective Work of the Prosecutor’s Office and Prisoners’ Rights
Inhuman treatment of prisoners, abuse of power by law enforcement officers, delayed investigation into high-profile cases, homophobia and restriction of freedom of religion are still problematic in Georgia – it is one part of the main problems presented in the annual report of the Public Defender of Georgia.
2015-04-02Former Political Prisoner Urges for Restoration Justice
Former political prisoner complained about physical and psychological violence against him during imprisonment term. He requests punishment of perpetrators. In his conversation with humanrights.ge Aleksandre Tchumburidze recalled details of his imprisonment term, when his rights were blatantly violated.
2015-04-02Delayed Cases at Prosecutor’s Office
On April 2, representatives of Human Rights Center held press-conference. They called on the Department to Investigate Offenses Committed in the Course of Legal Proceedings at the Chief Prosecutor’s Office to timely and effectively investigate delayed cases.
2015-04-01Tchiatura in expectation of an ecological disaster
The population of Tchiatura district blames the company Georgian Manganese of polluting the environment. The company is obtaining and processing manganese in the region. The district majoritarian MP in Tchiatura, Malkhaz Tsereteli, said in 2014 that the environment in Georgia was damaged for 327, 5 million lari. Out of that 324 million lari, which is 99% of the total damage, is in Tchiatura municipality.
2015-03-31Homeless Families in Dedoplistskaro Request Compensation
Tamila Gurashvili has been homeless for three years; she lives in the former building of the military base in Leselidze Street in Dedoplistskaro. Currently, she lives in unbearable conditions together with her mother and child. Tamila had to leave her house in 2012; she had lived there for 20 years.
2015-03-30Round Table – Ecological Problems in Tchiatura
On March 26, Human Rights House Tbilisi organized round table to discuss ecological problems in Tchiatura. Participants discussed environment pollution caused by the manganese obtaining and processing in Tchiatura by the company Georgian Manganese. Representatives of the nongovernmental organizations and state institutions participated in the discussion. Round table – Ecological Problems in Tchiatura was opened with the screening of the documentary film Grey Tchiatura prepared by the Media Institute.
2015-03-30Convicted Giorgi Marsagishvili Urges for Help
On March 23, 2015 convicted Giorgi Marsagishvili from Batumi prison # 3 sent letter to Human Rights Center. The prisoner wrote about extremely unbearable conditions in the penitentiary establishment. According to his letter, life-threatening conditions are purposefully created in the punishment rooms. Giorgi Marsagishvili names concrete people and requests their punishment because they inhumanly treat prisoners.
2015-03-30Gurjaani District Court Sentenced Vaja Utiashvili to Three-Year Imprisonment
On March 24, Gurjaani district court sentenced Vaja Utiashvili, resident of Gurjaani, to three-year imprisonment. Lawyer of Kakheti office of Human Rights Center Lia Khuroshvili defends rights of the convicted person. Khuroshvili said Vaja Utiashvili is innocent; the judgment is unfair and she will appeal it at the Appeal Court.
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