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2018-04-28
Director of the new department in the MIA suggests the society to break silence
“Unlike previous years, more people apply to law enforcement bodies for help with regard to the domestic violence cases. It has several reasons. One of them is raised awareness of the society. I think it is result of the current policy of the state. More than 855 persons have been arrested under the criminal law for the domestic violence offence in the first three months of 2018. We have a very strict policy,” the director of the Human Rights Department in the Ministry of Internal Affairs Londa Toloraia stated at the conference of Human Rights Center – “Prevention of Violence against Women – Problems and Challenges.”
2018-04-25
Property registration alongside the occupation line
Illia Beruashvili, resident of Ditsi village in Gori municipality, which is located alongside the occupation line, appealed the National Agency of Public Registry [NAPR] in the court. He appealed refusal on the registration of the agricultural plot.
2018-04-20
Resume working of Agara factory – protest movement
On April 18, on the 48th day of their protest, about 500 dismissed employees of the Ltd Agara Sugar Factory decided to walk from Agara to Tbilisi and continue their protest in front of the Government’s Chancellery. The protesters said as the government did not pay attention to their protest in Agara, they will arrive in Tbilisi and will request meeting with the PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
2018-04-20
Stop nepotism – UNM campaign in Gori
Local organization of the United National Movement started to expose nepotism facts in Gori, and launched a campaign in the social network. Representatives of the opposition party state that nepotism has become very strong in the local self-government. They name the examples of senior officials of local self-government and the municipal assembly members, whose family members received jobs. As the UNM member in the Assembly Vasilisa Jabakhidze said the Gori local self-government is occupied with nepotism. 
2018-04-18
Why violence victim women refuse to give testimonies to prosecutor’s office
Violence victim women often refuse to give testimonies to the prosecutor’s office or change their initial testimonies in favor of the harassers. Representatives of NGOs and Chief Prosecutor’s Office name different arguments for that.

2018-04-13
Six persons arrested in Gori
In the evening of April 8, an incident between law enforcement officers and citizens in Gori finished with the detention of nine citizens. Three of them were freed under administrative bail; the other six were sentenced to pre-trial detention on April 11; the decision was made by the Judge Levan Darbaidze at the Gori district court.
2018-04-10
Ministry of Healthcare to Consider Legislative Proposal of Human Rights Center
Human Rights Center sent proposal on the amendments into the Resolution # 45 of March 1, 2013 (setting and issuing allowance for the reimbursement of health injury received as a result of professional duties in the working place) to the Government of Georgia.
2018-03-29
Former deputy of Gurjaani municipality governor and six public servants were brought to justice
Anti-corruption agency of the State Security Service imposed criminal liability of the former deputy governor of Gurjaani municipality Dimitri Kalatozishvili and six more employees of the administration for the neglect of official duties. The court imposed bail of 5 000 GEL as a preventive measure on each of the accused persons. 
2018-03-14
Torture victim woman was compelled to claim low compensation for moral damage
Convicted woman, whose name is anonymous upon her request, was arrested on January 23, 2009 at the checkpoint to Abkhazia in the village of Orsantia, Zugdidi municipality. However, later her detention was recorded by January 24. She is victim of inhuman and degrading treatment. Based on the November 24, 2014 court decision, the convicted woman received victim status. According to the information of Human Rights Center, nowadays, she is the only convicted woman, who received the status of victim of torture and inhuman treatment based on the court judgment into another case.

2018-03-13
Two restraining orders against the victim of domestic violence – dangerous precedent
“In the beginning of relationship, harassers may not demonstrate their character. I had known my future husband more than one year before the marriage and he never harassed me. When I married him, I discovered that he had drastically different opinions and character, and everything was revealed eventually. I even told him that he had covered his real nature very well,” the victim of the violence Dea Goshkheteliani said
2018-03-08
Convicted Tamar Talikadze is on hunger-strike
Convicted Tamar Talikadze has been on hunger strike in prison # 5 since February 28. She said she has declared permanent hunger-strike. The female prisoner is requesting meeting with the Public Defender Nino Lomjaria, MP Elene Khoshtaria and President’s Parliamentary Secretary Ana Natsvlishvili. The letter of the prison administration states that the convicted person does not have any complaints against the administration.
2018-03-06
Telavi municipality assembly banned “placement of booths near the metro station” in Ikalto
On August 18, 2017 the Telavi municipality assembly approved the Ikalto layout plan, which states that it will be prohibited to place booths and temporary constructions within 5 meters distance from the metro-stations. 
2018-02-28
Gori kindergartens are getting ready for authorization and IDPs for eviction
The kindergartens in Gori municipality have already started preparations for the authorization although it is scheduled in 2020. Gori municipality administration, together with the Kindergartens Management Agency, elaborated the action plan for the authorization. According to the plan, in the first stage, those families shall leave the kindergartens who were settled there after the military operations of 2008.
2018-02-26
What problems are created for the population by the modernization of the Tbilisi-Rustavi highway?
Georgian municipal development foundation is working on the modernization of the Tbilisi – Rustavi highway. The project aims to modernize the Tbilisi-Rustavi highway. The project was funded by the Asian Development Bank. 
2018-02-23
Life in wrecked building – what the people suffered from the special operation request
“Every day we are expecting that the building will collapse. Nobody pays us attention. What shall we do?!” complain the inhabitants of the residential building at Monk Gabriel Salosi Street, where anti-terrorist special operation was carried out late in November last year. They are still waiting for the expertise conclusion on the steadiness of the building.
2018-02-22
Femicide – hate crime and alarming statistics
“Reportedly, a man killed his wife in Agmashenebeli Avenue, Tbilisi. The investigation started under Article 108 of the GCC, premeditated murder committed based on domestic violence. The press-center does not report additional details.”
2018-02-16
Muslim Prisoners Do Not Get Halal Meat Products
Lawyer-monitors, who monitor the conditions in the prison for female and juvenile prisoners in the frame of the Human Rights Center’s project “Monitoring Conditions of Juvenile and Female Prisoners in Georgian Penitentiary”, stated that one of the problems in the prison is that religious minorities do not get food prepared in accordance to the Halal rule. 
2018-02-16
Art-Therapy in the prison #5
Human Rights Center is implementing rehabilitation program in the prison # 5 for female convicts, which aims to promote rehabilitation and resocialization of the prisoners in the penitentiary system of Georgia. The prisoners with disabilities are also involved in the art-therapy project. In accordance to the project, pottery work will assist the disabled prisoners to obtain labor and art skills; and cope with the stress caused by imprisonment. The course will last 4 months and two workshops are held per week
2018-02-14
Forgotten victims 10 years later – presentation of the report in Gori
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organization in Georgia Human Rights Center (HRIDC) released special report ten years after the 2008 Russian-Georgian War – “Living on the Edge: Victims’ Quest for Accountability – the ongoing impact of the 2008 Russia-Georgia War”. The report was launched in Tbilisi on February 5 and in Gori on February 7.
2018-02-12
Concert behind bars
“When first hope disappears from your eyes and then they get full off fear, you realize that you are a prisoner…” and “time is stopped inside these walls”… and “the days of the collapsed life are going on outside the prison,” “you hear the scream of your soul behind the bars”… and yet you hope that “once in reality, not in a dream, the iron door will open…”

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