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2011-02-28
Donation of 14 113 411 GEL to the “National Movement”
The ruling party – “National Movement” spent the most money – 14 113 411 GEL for the municipal elections on May 30, 2010; in parallel to it, the budget of other political parties for the election campaign was no more than 100 000 GEL.

2011-02-28
More Transparency Needed, But We Do Everything Vise Versa
Georgia has two conflicts – Georgian-Abkhaz and Georgian Ossetian conflicts which have turned into a Georgian-Russian conflict consequently. As a result of the armed conflict in August of 2008, Russia occupied Georgian territories in the course of neglecting all international norms. Despite the requests of the leaders of many governments, Russia boldly continues its policy.
2011-02-25
Former Advisor to Former Prime-Minister Zurab Nogaideli Will Spend 17 Years in Prison
Zviad Kharebava - former advisor to the former prime-minister of Georgia Zurab Nogaideli is still in prison. The Appeal Court did not change the verdict of the initial court and Kharebava has to spend 17 years in prison.
2011-02-25
Strike of Mini Bus Drivers Causes Transportation Collapse in Tbilisi
Transportation has been problematical since the morning of February 25th. Most of the mini buses do not work. The buses and metro stations have been overloaded. The transportation collapsed as a result of a strike of approximately 500 drivers.
2011-02-24
1,000 Cases Discussed: Judiciary finds almost all Guilty
According to research which was carried out in Georgia with the financial support of theUSAID organization, 96% of the 2000 interviewed respondents think the court judgments are fair.
2011-02-24
“Where is the Government?” – Asks Chairman of Adjara Government
Heavy snow has been falling in the mountainous Adjara region for three weeks now. Because of the blocked central roads to the villages, the local inhabitants face serious problems. During this time, the government of the Adjara Autonomous Republic has been in a deep hibernation.
2011-02-24
American Journalist Jeffrey Silverman Beaten for the Fourth Time
 US former resident Jeffrey K. Silverman was beaten for the fourth time in Tbilisi. As he states to Human Rights Center, all the facts of the physical assaults are connected to his journalistic activity. Silverman avers that his persecution is directly organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Minister Vano Merabishvili and with the agreement of US authorities.
 
2011-02-24
Overcrowded Detention Settings in Georgia and Inadequate Minister
The mortality among prisoners increases. In 2006-2009, 371 people died in the penitentiary institutions. The report of the Public Defender of Georgia states that average age of dead prisoners is 45.
2011-02-23
Wages of Ministers and Other Public Officers of Adjara
Human Rights Center tried to ascertain how much was spent on the wages including the salaries, business trips and bonuses of public officers employed in different public departments of Adjara Autonomous Republic during 2010.
 
2011-02-23
“We Were Expelled from Homeland and Now We Are Not Allowed to Send Chocolates to Our Children” – Georgian Emigrants Complain about Erekle Kodua’s Moth
Citizens of Georgia called the Human Rights Center from Greece and complained that they cannot send parcels to Georgia. They connect the problem with the head of Criminal Police Department within the MIA Erekle Kodua and his mother Laura Ghachava.
2011-02-22
Five Reasons Why Georgia Lost The August War
Since the Russia-Georgia war of August 2008, much has been debated, rehashed, and argued about the circumstances and events before and during the war. But one item that seems to be almost universally agreed upon by all parties is that the Georgian military performed poorly.

2011-02-22
Breached Security Norms Result in Death of Two People
The population of the Vardisubani village in Lagodekhi district blames the JSC Kakheti Energy Distribution Company in breaching security norms. On the evening of February 20, when local people tried to mend the severed electricity wires, the electricity supply was suddenly resumed and it resulted in the death of two people. 40-year-old Nikoloz Arevadze, an electricity fitter, and Avtandil Kochiashvili, 29, died on the spot.

2011-02-22
In August Ruins – Presentation at Boell Foundation
In August Ruins - is entitled the joint report of Georgian NGOs reflecting on the outcome of August 2008 conflict. On February 14th the editor of the report Tinatin Khidasheli and a conflict scientist Paata Zakareishvili talked about it in the Boell Foundation.

2011-02-21
The Statement of Georgian NGO’s about reorganization of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources
At a Government meeting, held on February 8, 2011 it was decided to reorganize the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources.

2011-02-21
New regulatory legislation: a threat to peace-building in Georgia
With Georgia's 'State Strategy on Occupied Territories: Engagement through Cooperation,' the government has adopted new modalities for conducting activities in the occupied territories.
2011-02-21
Sandro Bregadze under Preliminary Arrest
After being convicted for hooliganism, Tbilisi City Court Judge Giorgi Arevadze imposes preliminary arrest as a compulsory measure for former MP Sandro Bregadze.

2011-02-18
907 Disappeared People in Georgia
The Human Rights Center film The Disappeared, according to its author, highlights the lesser-known facts of disappearances. The film was screened on February 16th in the Cinema House. The film was made at the Human Rights Center video-studio HRIDC.TV
2011-02-18
“The Disappeared” – Giorgi Janelidze’s New Documentary Presented in Cinema House
 On February 16, the Human Rights Center presented the new documentary of Giorgi Janelidze “the Disappeared” in Cinema House. The film is about the people who disappeared in Georgia during peace time.

 
2011-02-18
Property of Pharmaco-Chemistry Institute Might Be Sold
The Ministry of Economical Development of Georgia might sell the building of the Kutateladze Institute of Pharmaco-Chemistry and its territory; the personnel of the institute might be removed to the institute of Bio-Technology in Digomi settlement, Tbilisi – it is assumption of the personnel who state that the laboratories must not be removed from the territory.
2011-02-18
Draft Law of Georgia on Personal Data Protection Fails to Ensure Inviolability of Private Life
The Draft Law on Personal Data Protection adopted by the first hearing of Georgian Parliament contradicts its aim of strengthening data protection mechanisms and restricts the inviolability of private life. Moreover, it fails to reach a balance between the right of private life and freedom of information, thus violates Georgia’s international obligations.
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