2015-03-11Repatriated Meskhs Have Residence Problems
In the conference hall of Human Rights House Tbilisi, representatives of Human Rights House Tbilisi and Samtskhe-Javakheti regional association Tolerant held press-conference about the residential problems of the repatriated Meskhs.
2015-03-10Meeting with the Candidate for the Position of the Supreme Court Chairperson of Georgia at the TSU
On March 12, the initiative group is organizing meeting with Nino Gvenetadze, the candidate for the position of the Supreme Court Chairperson.
2015-03-10Human Rights Center presented the report on freedom of religion
On March 6, Human Rights Center presented the report of the project “Promoting Freedom of Religion in Georgia." Representatives of local and international non-governmental organizations, diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia and representatives of the media attended the presentation. In the frame of the project the human right defenders studied the issues of religious minority groups in different regions.
2015-03-1014 Questioned and No Accusation
Baku Court continued substantial hearing of Rasul Jafarov’s case, famous Azerbaijan human rights defender. The regular trial into his case was held on March 5. The more people are questioned about the accusation imposed by the prosecutor’s office on him, the more questions emerge.
2015-03-05Former prisoners have unemployment problem
Overall amnesty in January 2013 affected about 17 000 prisoners. As a result of large-scaled amnesty 8 212 prisoners left the prison that means number of unemployed people in Georgia increased with the new wave of former prisoners.
2015-03-05Two-year-long unsuccessful protest of the ongoing construction
On April 25, 2013 the supervision service at the Tbilisi City Hall issued permission on the construction of the multifunctional building in Asatiani Street 10 (plot. 14/012) that caused discontent among the people living in the vicinities of the construction. More than 200 conifers were cut to start the construction in the area. Ltd BD Property supervises the construction activities.
2015-03-05New Report of Human Rights Center – Freedom of Religion in Georgia, Problems and Recommendations
Human Rights Center published a report Freedom of Religion in Georgia – Problems and Recommendations. The report presents the findings from the project Promoting Freedom of Religion in Georgia, which were presented in the conference hall of Human Rights House Tbilisi on March 6. Representatives of local and international organizations, diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia and media organizations were invited to the presentation.
2015-03-02Gurjaani population is discontent about the increased prices on food products
The GEL fall had impact on the price of food products. The price of bread and cereals has significantly risen. As we were told in one of the groceries, the price on cereals has increased from 20 to 50 tetri. The cost of flour also raised and it caused discontent of rural population.
2015-03-02What cases are studied by the prosecutor’s office in Gori City Hall and District Administration
Prosecutor’s office withdrew decisions and financial documents of the past four years from the Gori district administration. The prosecutor’s office is interested in the period of one and half year when United National Movement was in power and two and half years when the Georgian Dream was in power.
2015-03-02Employees of the Company RMG Leave Trade Union – Are they oppressed or not?
On February 26, representatives of the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers met representatives of the nongovernmental organizations and diplomatic corps. The main topic of the discussion was recent developments in the Company RMG. More precisely, they spoke about the facts of oppression, persecution and coercion against Trade Union members by the Company.
2015-02-27Angry Victim at Rasul Jafarov’s Trial
On February 24, discussion of the criminal case against Rasul Jafarov, founder of the Human Rights Club, was renewed in the Baku Court on Grave Crimes. The Azerbaijan human rights defender, which was declared prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, was brought to the court with handcuffs, just like detainees accused of grave crimes.
2015-02-26Public Defender Requests Investigation into a Fact of Illegal Detention of Citizens
On February 23, 2015, the Public Defender addressed Chief Prosecutor of Georgia with a proposal to start investigation into a fact of illegal detention of three Bulgarian citizens.
2015-02-26Candidate for the Kutaisi City Mayor’s Position Blamed in Financial Machinations
Chairwoman of the Georgian Women’s Party for Justice and Equality Khatuna Matchavariani, who participated in the local self-governmental elections of June 15, 2014 for the position of the Kutaisi city mayor, is blamed in the financial machinations by her party members; they request to impose criminal liability on her. The party members claim Matchavariani falsified signatures on the salary documents and misappropriated their funds.
2015-02-26Karaleti IDP Settlement Will Receive Status of Territorial Entity
There are 480 cottages and 1700 residents in Karaleti IDP settlement. After the IDPs had the spaces registered, the numeration of the cottages changed but they have old numbers in the data base of the Subsidy Agency.
2015-02-25Investigation started into physical controversy between Gori city council member and citizen
On February 23, an incident occurred between the city council member Ioseb Palelashvili and Beka Batitadze, son of the Ditsi village former attorney Zakaria Batitadze in the office of the Shida Kartli regional administration. It’s unknown what Ioseb Palelashvili and Beka Batitadze were doing at night in the administration building.
2015-02-24Round Table about Alleged Violation of the Freedom of Religion
On December 15, Human Rights Center organized a round table in the frame of the project “Promoting Freedom of Religion in Georgia.” The project is implemented with financial support of the Canadian Embassy.
2015-02-24Persecution on political ground continuous
Politically motivated persecution in Sighnaghi district pre-school education institution continues. In 2013, after the director of the institution Nato Usenashvili was sacked, the new director persecutes chief specialist Natia Asanishvili because of her friendship with the previous director.
2015-02-24Ultimatum of traders and investors to Gori City Hall
The removal of the agricultural market from the city center to the suburb of Gori caused protest of traders. After several warning rallies one part of traders occupied the square in the market territory and started commercial activities there. The traders opposed the new owner of the market - Jewish investor.
2015-02-23Presumable Discrimination Facts in the Planning of Hope Festival
Festival of Hope was scheduled in the Sport Palace of Tbilisi on June 6-8, 2014. However, the palace administration refused the organizers to hold the festival because of the fire that broke out in the building several days before the event. The organizers faced problems in the advertisement campaign too. Considering the fact that everything was planned and international organizations also participated in it, the festival did take place in Tbilisi but in a less scope.
2015-02-23At the 6th Annual Assembly of the National Platform chairman and group coordinators were elected
On February 11, 2015 the sixth annual meeting of the Georgian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum was held. 87 member organizations participated in it.
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