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2011-01-31
Chechen Refugees – Pawns of Political Games
Some experts think that President Saakashvili’s statement regarding his assistance to Putin in the resolution of the Chechen problem was a confession of sort, and connects it with the suspicious disappearances, imprisonments and unfair extraditions of Chechen refugees residing in Georgia.

2011-01-28
Competition for Mini-Buses – Scandalous Information
Georgian political party - Republic Party - exposed scandalous details about transportation business based on the information provided by the member of the Tbilisi City Council from their party Tinatin Khidasheli in regard with the competition for the route mini-buses in Tbilisi.
2011-01-28
IDPs Waiting for Trucks
Eviction of IDPs seems to have already finished and moaning of people in the compact settlements of IDPs in Tbilisi is not heard any longer. However, another part of IDPs still lives in the expectation of disaster. They know that one day – today or tomorrow – the police officers with truncheons, trucks and yellow buses will approach their yards too.
2011-01-28
Dismissed Teacher’s Story
People do not talk much about the problems in the Georgian school regions or the  shortcomings of the projects of the Georgian Ministry of Education. These issues are relevant only after the concrete cases reach the court.
2011-01-27
Journalistic Investigation – Gombori Road Millions
Vaziani-Gombori-Telavi rehabilitated road was opened up on October 2nd of 2010 by the President of Georgia. 37 million dollars were spent on the rehabilitation, 30 out of which is a loan from the World Bank. The Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Ramaz Nikolaishvili “gave warrant” to President at the opening that the corresponding road would not have problem for 10 years.
2011-01-27
Georgia's President says terror attack in Moscow was 'payback'
Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, told The Independent yesterday that attacks like Monday's suicide bombing at a Moscow airport were "payback" for Russia's policies in the North Caucasus, as he compared the country to a "crocodile ready to swallow you up".
2011-01-27
On January 28 UN to Discuss Human Rights Situation in Georgia
On January 28, the UN Human Rights Council will discuss the human rights situation in Georgia in 2006-2010. The government of Georgia will present its report to the Council after what they will hear recommendations and remarks from the UN member states. Besides the government of Georgia, the civil society and NGO sector presented joint alternative report on the human rights situation in Georgia to the UN Human Rights Council.
2011-01-26
Georgian Government Promised 80 000 Hectare Land to Boers
On January 24th the Boers visited Georgia again. The visit will continue on until the January 29th. On February 7 - 21st, two more groups of Boers are to arrive for four days. There are two professors of agriculture among the delegation – Koos de la Rey and Ben Stender.

2011-01-26
Private Schools Do Not Need Bailiffs
This year the bailiff program is planned to be implemented in private and vocational schools after it was implemented in public schools. The parliament is going to discuss the initiative of the government together with the amendments to the Law on General Education.

2011-01-26
The Statement of Human Rights Center – President Saakashvili shall Present Thorough Information on the Assistance Provided for Vladimir Putin
Human Rights Center is concerned with the statement of President Mikheil Saakashvili according to which in 2004 he assisted President of Russia Vladimir Putin in solving Chechnya related issue.

2011-01-25
Human Rights Watch Describes Human Rights Violations in Georgia
International human rights organization Human Rights Watch issued report of 2010. The big part of it concerns Georgia. It is indicated that numerous human rights violations occurred in Georgia during 2010. Report also touches the process of IDP eviction and notes that the state evicted thousands of IDPs from the temporary residence places, often leaving them homeless and without adequate compensation or accommodated them in the remote regions in inadequate conditions; here is the report covering situation in Georgia. Georgian translation belongs to Human Rights Center.

2011-01-25
Georgia: Tbilisi Banking on More Aid from the Millennium Challenge Corporation
The Georgian government is applauding the Millennium Challenge Corporation, one of the most influential US foreign aid agencies, for giving Tbilisi a chance to obtain a second, five-year grant. While assistance levels and development priorities for the new grant have not yet been finalized, Georgian officials are expressing interest in improving the country’s educational and transportation infrastructure.

2011-01-25
“What a Monster Government!” – IDPs Packing their Bags
The IDPs living in #185 school in Varketili 4th micro block were evicted on January 24th morning. Human Rights Center visited and studied their problems a day before.

2011-01-24
Mikheil Saakashvili: “Prosecutor Proved By Investigation That Explosion in Tkibuli Mine Resulted From Illegal Activities of Administration”
According to the official website of the Georgian president’s administration, President Saakashvili responded to the tragedy in Mindeli Mine in Tkibuli during his visit in Armenia. He said the accident will be investigated by the international commission. The President requires punishing all those high officials, who are responsible for the security at Tkibuli mine.

2011-01-24
Cleaning Fee Risen the Most for the Last 5 Years
For the last several years not only the prices on the objects of primary consumption and food have risen but the communal fees as well. According to experts, the year of 2007 was the hardest as the prices of almost all the communal fees rose. However, the year of 2010 was no less hard when the water, cleaning and municipal transportation fees rose almost simultaneously.

2011-01-24
Government Continues Resettlement of IDPs
Mass eviction of IDPs from accommodations convinced people that the government is fulfilling its goal – Tbilisi without IDPs! On January 20-21 the IDPs were forcibly evicted from the TSU students’ dormitory, from the former building of the customs department, from the Kazbegi Avenue # 25, from the third micro district of Vazha Pshavela Avenue and from the Kipshidze Street # 34.

2011-01-21
Public Defender of Georgia Calls Upon the Ministry of IDPs from Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees to Give Shelter to Every IDP
The public defender of Georgia calls upon the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia to give shelter to every IDP. According to Ombudsman Giorgi Tugushi, in the case of people displaced as a result of the armed conflict in 2008, nobody should remain without compensation which was assigned to IDPs. Instead, the recieved cottages in new settlements and adequate living conditions shall be in alternative accommodations.
2011-01-21
Boycott With No Result
The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) where the Georgian-Russian dossier was heard, happened without a Georgian delegation. The session discussed the humanitarian issues connected to the outcomes of war. Why did the Georgian government refused to participate in the session and how reasonable was this decision? Experts state that the position of the Georgian side is argumentative, but such a boycott will not be fruitful.
2011-01-21
Prisoner Sentenced to 25 Year Imprisonment Breaks Silence
“I am writing this letter with fear. Before, I was afraid but now I dare to inform you about the truth,” wrote Davit Gholijashvili from prison; he has been sentenced to 25 years for importing Subotex from Amsterdam. Former security officer Levan Alelishvili was imprisoned on the same charge, but several days later he was found dead in his cell. According to the police version, he hung himself, but there is another version which alleges that he was killed. The Special Operative Department of the MIA blames Davit Gholijashvili for bringing the Subotex to Alelishvili. Gholijashvili’s health conditions have worsened and he cannot move without help.
 
2011-01-20
Advertisement beyond the Law
The group of studio Monitor has been monitoring the two main players on the media ad market of Rustavi 2 and Imedi for several months. There have been 50 records submitted altogether – informative programs, movies and other programs. Ultimately, several tens of facts of violations of the Law on Broadcasting have been observed.
 
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