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Illegally Evicted Family Lives in Garage
The executor of the court evicted the family of Ednar Beridze from their flat in Khimshiashvili Street # 94 and they have sheltered into a neighbor’s garage for more than a month. The family is afraid of being evicted from their temporary shelter too because the authority is actively dismantling garages. Nikoloz Gegeshidze, the lawyer for the victim family, said that the Beridzes are illegally evicted from the falt. The court will soon discuss their case.
Altered Budget with Similar Plans
On July 17, unlike other meetings, the session of the Gori Municipality started fifteen minutes later. Nukri Papunashvili, the Deputy Chairman of the Municipality, excused himself for being late.
One More Private Property Is Being Deconstructed
Twenty-six families, former residents of the Tabukashvili Street 50, Tbilisi, have remained in the street. Their private property started to be dismantled without warning the inhabitants. It was known that Tbilisi City Hall had some complaints about the building; however the deconstruction of the house started without having warned the residents.
Draft Law to Protect Juveniles
Georgian Public Defender is preparing a special legislative initiative to protect juveniles from negative influence. Working variant of the draft law is ready. According to amendments, media or other sources, who violate presumption of innocence, will be charged under Administrative Code.
“Court Transparency Is Necessary”
Journalists from Samtskhe-Javakheti Region expressed their concern regarding the legislative amendments introduced to the law on prohibition of photo-film-video shooting at trials.
Sport Academy Is About to Be Sold
Protest demonstrations have been held for a week already to protect Sport Academy from abolishment. According to the decision of the Ministry of Sport, Culture and Monument Protection Academy is going to join Ilia Chavchavadze State University. Students and lecturers of the Academy, as well as veteran sportsmen, claim that the situation will result into a total collapse in Georgian sport and they are not going to give in.
“I Do Not Know Why the Minister Needs To Tell So Many Lies?”
High educational institution is about to be established on the basis of Zugdidi branch of the Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University (TSU). Aleksandre Lomaia, Minister of Education and Gia Khubua, Rector of the State University, informed the employees of the Zugdidi Branch of the University about the decision when they arrived in Zugdidi.
“American Embassy Should Know How They Fight Against Trafficking in Georgia”
Gori District Court sentenced Zaza Amiridze, a resident of Gori, to twelve-year-imprisonment; he was accused for trafficking. Gia Amashukeli, lawyer for Amiridze, said that the accusation against his client was groundless and aimed at demonstrating the law enforcers’ „ostentatious fight against trafficking.”
“12 Steps” For Drug Addict Prisoners
Little time ago, scientific conference regarding drug and alcohol addiction was held in Kutaisi detention setting # 2. The fact was extraordinary because the speakers at the conference were drug addict prisoners. They were discussing the negative influence of the dope on health; how it destroys the mentality of the abuser, etc.
Political Leaders Assess “Sorry Campaign”
Political leaders made comments on the “Sorry Campaign” initiated by the Human Rights Center. Some of them cannot see any problems in apology while others think that the center started the campaign to gain some grants. There are people who think that the campaign will have bad influence on peace-keeping talks.
State Deceived Small Entrepreneurs
Although the Georgian Parliament introduced amendments to the Law on Privatization of State Property, it is not followed in Adjara. Those amendments stated that “enterprise, located in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, with total price of 100 thousand lari, will be privatized by its employees. Those enterprises have either domestic profile or work in public nutrition.” Representatives of the Ministry of Finances and Economics of Adjara stated that enterprises mentioned in the draft law do not exist in the autonomous republic. Consequently, the Ministry refused nearly 35 small entrepreneurs to purchase their entities and sold them on the auctions. Small entrepreneurs brought suit against the Adjara Ministry of Financiers and Economics at the court.
More and More Soldiers Are Killed In Georgian Army
Manslaughter without due caution and circumspection –an article from Georgian Criminal Code –law enforcers launch criminal investigations on the murder of soldiers in Georgian Army under this article. Representatives of the Minister of Defense call similar facts incidents; however those incidents have increased in number recently. On July 13 one more soldier died in Upper Abkhazia while accomplish peacekeeping mission. Twenty-one-year-old Levan Natatralashvili, a resident of Dedoflistskaro District, was serving his term in Krtsanisi training center. Ten days ago, the Internal Ministry took him and other members of the unit to the Kodori Gorge.
Lawyer for Free
By the end of 2007, Georgian population can enjoy free service of lawyers. Currently public attorneys can support population only in several districts. Although their activities are not restricted yet, since 2009 they will serve only particular categories of people.
Lawyers from Kutaisi Condemn the Prohibition of Photo-Video-Recording In The Court
Two days ago, Georgian Parliament passed amendments to the Law on “Common Court” on the third discussion of the topic. The amendments were voted for by 117 voices against 18. The new law envisages the prohibition of photo-film-video recording of trials in the court building and court rooms.
„Special Show” in Kutaisi
The society got furious about special operation carried out by the Department of Constitutional Security in Kutaisi last week. Criminal case was launched against detainees and the case consists of two parts. 24 employees of the Kutaisi Local Self-government, were accused for issuing and using fraudulent documents and for appropriation of 600 000 lari from the state budget.
Brother Always Supports His Brother…
Close relationships supports people to obtain high positions in the Shida Kartli Regional Administrative Board. According to the Press-Service Center for the Regional Gubernator, Davit Kekelishvili, former Deputy Governor, was appointed to the position of the Deputy Gubernator. During his activities in the Administrative Board, Kekelishvili patronized his brother and the latter was appointed as a director of the Sport-School. Kekelishvili apportioned 70 000 lari to his brother’s school.
Three Versions of Guram Sharadze’s Political Assassination (the end)
One more prominent figure, scientist, former MP, politician and Guram Sharadze’s friend, Elizbar Javelidze, conversed with Human Rights Center. He claims that Sharadze was shot not from one but two guns. He has several questions regarding the investigation and expects law enforcers to answer his questions. However, Javelidze, like other respondents does not believe the investigation will be unbiased.
Three Versions of Guram Sharadze’s Political Assassination (Part II)
The family of Sharadzes has many questions regarding the investigation; however they do not apply to investigation because of mistrust. History of messages is very important in Sharadze’s case. The history started in summer of 2002. 10 000 subscribers of Magti GSM received similar messages: “Death to fascist Guram Sharadze, long life to Liberty Institute.” The incident caused serious concern and several articles and TV programs were dedicated to it. Consequently, criminal case was launched on the fact. The investigation found out certain Karosanidze, an employee of the Open Society-Georgia. The court discussed the case at trails; though nobody was punished for the incident.
Cement Kiln Dust-Unresolved Problem for Kaspi Population
The problem regarding cement dust is old, though still urgent, because has been impossible to resolve it for many years. Most part of Kaspi population complains about lung and eye diseases.
Eight-year-old Child Is Seized of the House Inherited from Grandfather
“On our way from the court, my daughter told me: “Mother, we are in such a terrible situation that we should drown ourselves in the Rioni River. There is no way out for us.”My daughter should not do that but I really do not have any more way out. I cannot look at my child because I feel myself guilty. My child has been trying to regain the house inherited from her grandfather for three years already. The reason for the problem is my unreasonable decision and several people who betrayed me,” said mother of eight-year-old Tsitsino Khvedelidze, Mzia Khachiperadze who applied to the Human Rights Centers’s Kutaisi Office with the support of Maguli Giorgadze, former head of the Department for the Rights of Child and Cooperation with Juveniles within the Kutaisi Self-Government.
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