2012-12-28Ucha Nanuashvili: “I might have to take unpopular steps”
Parliament of Georgia elected new ombudsman Ucha Nanuashvili on December 7th by 82 votes against 18. Ucha Nanuashvili has been heading a local NGO Human Rights Center for years. Recently he has been chosen as a head of board of Human Rights House Tbilisi.
2012-11-20Gorelovka – Sorrow of the Last of Doukhobors
Gorelovka village in Ninotsminda district is weird for Georgian reality – one-floor white houses with blue and green windows looking at stork-nests on electricity-poles.
2012-11-16NGOs and Nigvziani Residents Negotiate
The nongovernmental organization, Union of Georgian Muslims, held a meeting about recent incidents in Nigvziani village near Ozurgeti; representatives from media organizations in the Guria region and Nigvziani residents attended the meeting.
2012-11-05Open Letter to Chief Prosecutor of Georgia, Archil Kbilashvili
Chechen refugee Akhmed Chataev, 32, has been arbitrarily placed in Gldani prison # 18 for more than one month. Russian soldiers cut off his right hand in 2000 when he was kidnapped from Uru-Martani Hospital, where he was ruthlessly tortured and electro-shocked. Chataev lost his left leg in Georgia after senior officials of the MIA took him to Lopota Gorge to negotiate with militants but was shot by sniper in the gorge.
2012-10-26Human Rights Center’s Lawyer to Defend Akhmed Chataev at Trial
Akhmed Chataev, arrested during the special operation in Lopota Gorge, is in pretrial detention without any factual evidence. Human Rights Center Demands Freedom of Akhmed Chataev. On October 23, the head of HRC’s legal aid center Nino Andriashvili visited Chataev in detention.
2012-09-11What Happened in Lopota Valley and What Is Happening in Pankisi Valley?
What happened in Lopota valley; who was supposed to assist ethnic Kists and Chechen refugees to cross Georgian border; what connection the officers of anti-terrorist center have with the recent incidents in Lopota valley; who was negotiating with Kists about the transfer of corps?
2012-09-10Kist Supporters of Georgian Dream were assaulted in Telavi
In the evening of September 9, strangers physically assaulted young Kists, who had come from Pankisi Valley, after the Georgian Dream’s assembly finished in Telavi. As a result of incident, Khizir Kushanashvili, 25 and Angel Borchasvili 22, got injured.
2012-09-04Bargaining with dead people in Pankisi Ravine
On September 3, at 5 am 22 year old Aslan Margoshvili and 26 year old Bahaudin Aldamovi (Mothers last name Kavtarashvili) were buried on Duisi cemetery. The police officers and relatives of deceased delivered corpses through the bypass, because Journalists were waiting in the entrance road of Pankisi ravine.
2012-08-21The Tolerance Center at the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia responds to cases of anti-Turkish xenophobia that have recently become frequent
2012-07-30Votes of Roma People in Pre-Election Marathon
The address is: Avangard – Roma Settlement. Although the settlement is located on Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Street in Kutaisi, you will immediately notice that houses do not have numbers, complicating the search for specific people.
2012-06-19Hard luck if you are a Roma in Tbilisi
Walking the streets of Tbilisi, at several spots you will see groups of children dressed in worn-out, brightly colored clothes, with dirty hands and faces, asking you for money.
2012-05-25Ombudsman Slams CDM's 'Homophobic' Remarks, Proposal
Public Defender, Giorgi Tugushi, said a proposal by lawmakers from Christian-Democratic Movement (CDM) to amend constitution to, as sponsors of the bill say, “protect morality”, was “absolutely inadmissible.”
2012-05-23Activities of Religious Minorities in Georgian Media
According to the media-monitoring results carried out by Internews, newspaper Batumelebi is most active in reporting about religious minorities and newspaper Resonansi is the most passive in this direction.
2012-05-22Georgian-Ossetian Civil Dialogue – Excellent Grade
Ruslan Kokoev lives in the Java district. He went to Istanbul to meet his Georgian colleagues in a Georgian-Ossetian civil dialogue which was held for four days. During the dialogue, Georgians and Ossetians spoke very openly and frankly about the problems that hinder the conflict resolution process.
2012-05-21John Bass: “Freedom of Expression Is Urgently Important for Any Developing Democratic Society”
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