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Akhmed Chataev’s Lawyer Responds to the Statement of Minister of Justice
On November 27, Minister of Justice of Georgia Thea Tsulukiani made a statement at the press-conference in the press-club of Maestro TV on the case of Chechen refugee Akhmed Chataev, arrested after the special operation in Lapankuri. “I do not think it is reasonable to release Chataev from prison.

Former Deputy Minister of Justice Sued at Prosecutor’s office
The rehabilitation resort Akhtala in Kakheti was halted. Vazha Panchulidze, owner of the company Terex 21, which implemented rehabilitation activities, said funds envisaged in the project budget were unreasonably wasted. He added that before elections, former deputy Minister of Justice Giorgi Tskhakaia ordered them to implement improvident activities for the President’s visit.

Directors of Senaki Organization for Public Services and Amenities Blamed in Financial Violation
The Chairman of the Fraction Georgian Dream at Senaki municipal board, Murad Shamatava, reports that Ltd Seanki Organization for Public Services and Amenities had financial violations for many years. On November 15, Shamatava sent all relevant documentation reflecting the activities of the organization to the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti regional office of the Investigative Department of the Revenue Service at the Ministry of Finance.

Koba Bekauri: “Adeishvili Told Me He Would Arrest and Destroy Me Unless I Give Money to Shalva Ramishvili”
On November 26, a member and former MP of the National Movement Koba Bekauri visited Shalva Ramishvili’s morning program on Maestro.

Businessman Blames Former Poti Mayor in Oppression and Bankruptcy
After several-years silence, a businessman from Poti and owner of the agricultural market Ltd Kolkhi 21 Nodar Korsantia started speaking about seizure of his property and oppression. Korsantia said after Vakhtang Lemonjava occupied position of Poti Mayor, local agricultural market started to ruin. Currently, Lemonjava is member of the National Movement fraction in the Parliament of Georgia.

New Video-Footage on Photo-Reporters’ Case to Be Handed to MIA and Prosecutor’s Office
Newspaper Kviris Kronika in relation to the case of photo-reporters published transcript of the hidden video-recording.  Newspaper claims that in the recording, two officers of the CSD (Constitutional Security Department) request photo-reporter Giorgi Abdaladze first and then Zurab Kurtsikidze to change lawyers.

Lawyers about Reinforcement of Lawyer’s Institute
“Civil protection can be guaranteed by strong lawyer’s institute in the country. The lawyer shall be protected to properly defend interests of his/her client,” it was pathos of the November 21 meeting between Zaza Khatiashvili, chairman of the Georgian Bar Association and Kutaisi acting lawyers in Kutaisi.

Law Enforcement Officers Arrested a Friend of Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava
Former director of the Tbilisi Water Gegi Kelbakiani and financial manager of the building company NCC Archil Chogovadze were interrogated at night to November 20 and then arrested. On the same day, Kelbakiani and Chogovadze were taken to the so-called Moduli building (office of the Special Operative Department of the MIA). Reportedly, Kelbakiani is a friend of Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava but as his lawyer said nobody had asked his clients about Ugulava during interrogation.
Parliament Is Working on the Draft-Law on Amnesty
It is serious step forward to restore justice on the background of severe criminal law in the country – the authors of the draft-law on amnesty stated; initial discussion of the draft-law took place at the Human Rights Committee of the Parliament of Georgia on November 19; there was controversy between parliamentary majority and minority members and heated debates during the discussion.

Human Rights Center Appeals to UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions With Regard to Akhmed Chataev’s Case
On November 20, Human Rights Center held press-conference about convicted Akhmed Chataev. Citizen of Russian Federation from North Caucasus, Akhmed Chataev, was acting as a mediator during the special operation in Lopota Gorge. Witnesses claim Chataev was brought from Tbilisi to negotiate with Chechen paramilitaries.

Human Rights Committee Agreed on the List of 180 Political Prisoners
Bidzina Giorgobiani, Irakli Orkuashvili, Mikheil Kareli, Badri Bitsadze, Kibar Khalvashi – this is incomplete list of people, who received status of politically persecuted persons on November 19 at the session of Human Rights Committee of the Parliament of Georgia after noisy debates.

Tengiz Gunava: “New Government Took Revenge on Me”
Former head of General Inspection of the MIA Tengiz Gunava is about to lodge a suit to the chief prosecutor’s office. Having left Gldani Prison #8, Gunava told journalists that he was subjected to illegal action and requests the chief prosecutor Archil Kbilashvili to start impartial investigation into his case.

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