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2020-07-01
Office of the United National Movement was raided in Gori
On June 26, the members of the Gori municipal organization of the United National Movement found their office raided. Nobody was in the office during the incident. UNM members stated that window-glasses were smashed, and equipment and technique were destroyed. 
2020-06-30
From 2021 Commercial Political Advertisements May Be Banned
On May 27, 2020, on behalf of the Member of the Parliament Gia Zhorzholiani from the parliamentary fraction Alliance of Patriots the draft law was registered in the Parliament of Georgia, which aims to ban commercial political advertisements in Georgia from 2021. On June 1, 2020, the Legal Department of the Parliament’s office examined the bill and concluded it met the criteria to be initiated and debated in the parliament. 
2020-06-30
Journalists request free access to the villages close to the occupation line
The villages located alongside the occupation line are still closed for the Georgian media. Journalists were deprived of the right to freely move and report from the villages for several months already. The police officers standing at the blockposts in the entrances to the villages ban the journalists to enter there. “Your visit must be agreed with the MIA,” they clarify to the journalists. 
2020-06-26
Failed tourist season
It is not known yet whether Georgia will receive foreign tourists from July 1 or not. A month ago, the Prime Minister stated that the government was negotiating with several countries to arrange safe, green corridors with them.
2020-06-25
Lost job because of civil activism
“Kareli municipality mayor Zaza Guliashvili called his patron Anzor Chubinidze, who is the head of the Special State Protection Service of Georgia, and asked to call the director of the Georgian Post to fire me,” Ani Baliashvili said.
2020-06-24
Problems related with the occupation and silent government
As a result of the shifted occupation line, additional 15 hectares of the land was occupied in Takhtisdziri village in Kareli municipality.
2020-06-18
Strasbourg Court Accepted the Applications of Human Rights Center
The European Court of Human Rights accepted the applications prepared by Human Rights Center. It is symbolic that the applications prepared on behalf of the participants of June 20-21, 2019 protest demonstration were registered in the Strasbourg Court a year later, in June, 2020. 
2020-06-05
Public organizations call on Georgian government to help Armenia overcome crisis caused by Coronavirus
We, the subscribing public organizations, stand in solidarity with the citizens of Armenia and call on the Government of Georgia to render assistance to the people of the neighboring country as a sign of solidarity and cooperation due to the alarming situation related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. 
2020-05-28
Why the Gori Municipality City Hall purchased advertising monitors in the pre-election period
Gori municipality city hall paid 148 320 GEL to purchase and install two advertising monitors in the city center and in the theater square. Few months later, one of the monitors went out of order. On May 26, the Independence Day of Georgia, the information video-roll about the Independence Day was transmitted with some problems all day long and the citizens protested it. 
2020-05-27
Citizens left without the government’s assistance
In Gori, Jaba Romelashvili, 29, tried to burn himself because, as he said, he could not find other solution. After being sacked from the working place, he was left without income and does not know whether he will be able to get the six-month state assistance. Jaba lives together with his mother and his salary was the only income for the family. They could not enjoy the benefits on the communal bills either and finally the family was left without electricity supply. 
2020-05-27
Trolls and bots in the Georgian online space and their influence on the elections
The trolls and bots are spread in the Georgian online space as fast as the COVID-19 and harm the societies and the democratic process in the country as successfully as the infection. 
2020-05-27
Women – victims of violence
Growing older has one more privilege besides the years-long experience – you personally participate in the change of public opinions. These changes are later reflected in the legislative amendments too. Time also changes the views.
2020-05-25
Dispute between the Kareli municipality city hall and Ruisi village residents continue
Regardless the court judgment, Kareli municipality city hall is selling one part of the sport ground in Ruisi village. The Khashuri district court prohibited the city hall to sell the part of the sport ground with its judgment several months ago.
2020-05-23
One more patient died as a result of restrictions fixed by the occupation regime
63-years-old Jumber Miladze is one of those deceased patients, who became victims of the restrictions established by the Tskhinvali de-facto government. The man had worsened his health conditions in the past months but the de-facto government of Tskhinvali region did not allow his relatives to take him to the Georgia-controlled territory to take medical treatment there.
2020-05-14
Number of COVID-19 infected people reached 23 in the occupied Tskhinvali region
Tskhinvali de-facto government confirmed first 3 cases of the COVID-19 infection in South Ossetia on May 6. The first infected person was 14-years-old student of the military school, who had arrived from the Russian Federation. Because of the current situation, the de-facto government decided to close the border with Russia from May 10 to May 17. The de-facto president of the occupied Tskhinvali region Anatoli Bibilov called on the population to stay calm.
2020-05-14
How Kedeli neighborhood is vanishing around the Bodbe Monastery
On April 27, in the morning, he found walnut and fruit trees chopped down in his ancestral plot in Kedeli neighborhood. He demanded the workers, who continued chopping of the fruit-trees, to stop it. The Nun of the Bodbe Monastery, who was supervising the ongoing works, called police and demanded them “take him away from here.” The police warned Tamaz Gorelishvili they would arrest him unless he leaves the territory which belongs to the Patriarchate. The fruit-garden, which belonged to the three generations of the Gorelishvilis family, no longer exists. 
2020-05-07
ქალ პატიმართა მოლოდინები
ადამიანის უფლებათა ცენტრს სამართლებრივი ურთიერთობის დიდი გამოცდილება აქვს პენიტენციურ დაწესებულებაში მყოფ მსჯავრდებულებთან და ბრალდებულებთან. ორგანიზაციის იურისტები წლებია  იცავენ პატიმრების უფლებებს სხვადასხვა უწყებაში.  მეც, ამ ორგანიზაციაში მუშაობის 11 წელზე მეტია, ვცდილობ, დავეხმარო მათ და ჩემი წვლილი შევიტანო პატიმრების უფლებრივი მდგომარეობის გაუმჯობესებაში. ამ წლების განმავლობაში მათთან ურთიერთობის დიდი გამოცდილება დავაგროვე.
2020-04-29
Sexual Minorities in Georgian Prisons
The blog is produced within the framework of EU-funded project „Monitoring Government’s Commitments and Promoting the Reforms in the Penal Sector through the Engagement of CSOs“ implemented by Penal Reform International together with the partner organizations: Rehabilitation Initiative of Vulnerable Groups and Human Rights Center.
2020-04-28
The traders blame the Gori municipality city hall in the damage of their properties
Marina Gagloshvili is one of the traders, who blame the municipal service of the supervision in the damage of her property. “They came during the curfew and dismantled our counters. I had four counters and each of them cost 500 GEL; in total I lost the property of 2 000 GEL,” Gagloshvili said.
Gori municipality city hall decided to resolve the problem of street trading on April 15 during the state of emergency and curfew. 
2020-04-28
Anti-crisis or pre-election plan?
“It is rather an election plan than economic anti-crisis plan. Otherwise, why did they elaborate it only for 6 months and not till the end of the year? Will people be unemployed only for six months?” political secretary of the political movement Lelo - Davit Usupashvili assessed the anti-crisis economic plan of the government, in the frame of which the government plans to spend 3.5 billion GEL.
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