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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. 
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. 
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
Life in a World of Doubt and Mistrust
Children require special protection and thus cannot be treated as adults. In our country, the Juvenile Justice Code determines the policy and principles which need to apply to children approaching the age of criminal liability. Despite many flaws in the legislation, child-centered justice is certainly a step forward. The advantage of restorative justice is that it allows a juvenile in conflict with the law to realize his or her liability for the act committed and redress the consequences of the crime.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
Presumable purpose of the leak of the Georgian voters’ data base
On March 30, news portal Zdnet reported about the hacked data base of the Georgian voters, which was published online. On Saturday, March 28, the personal data of more than 4,9 million citizens of Georgia (including deceased people) were published on a hacker forum (1.04 GB MDB file), which contained such personal data like: first name, surname, place of birth, ID number and phone number. 
13 lives sacrificed to ethnic nationalism
In the end of August, 2019, arrangement of the Georgian and Ossetian police checkpoints nearby Chorchana-Tsnelisi villages created a new crisis, which was impossible to subdue even eight months later.
Creeping occupation renewed in Kareli municipality
Resident of Takhtisdziri village in Kareli municipality Davit Akhalkatsi had already started spring agricultural works in his plot, when officers of the occupation forces arrived and marked the territory nearby the plots, where they intend to set up new occupation line. The occupants did not allow Davit Akhalkatsi to approach his plot and now he does not know whether he will be able to continue cultivation of his land.
US Embassy and political parties slam the guilty judgment against Irakli Okruashvili
On April 13, the Tbilisi City Court sentenced Irakli Okruashvili, leader of the political party “Victorious Georgia”, to five-year imprisonment in relation with the June 20-21, 2019 events. The opposition parties slammed the court judgment. The US Embassy in Georgia also released a brief statement of concern. 
Threat of spread of COVID-19 in the occupied regions of Georgia
The occupied regions of Georgia are particularly unprepared for the spread of COVID-19. The situation in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region is particularly complicated because of poor healthcare system and closed crossing points with the rest of Georgia that limits access to healthcare services for locals. 
The GoG takes advantage of the emergency situation and issues licenses without public discussions
The Government of Georgia takes advantage of the emergency situation and makes environmental decisions about more than 20 projects without public discussions. Among those projects is the construction of the roundabout motorway to Abastumani, which runs through the Borjomi-Kharagauli protected area and Emerald Site. The roundabout is a part of the wider project initiated by the former PM Bidzina Ivanishvili, which aims to transform Abastumani and is supported by the state institutions.
Human Rights Center continues monitoring of trials into 12 allegedly politically motivated cases
Human Rights Center continues monitoring of the trials in the common courts of Georgia. The cases with allegedly politically motivated charges are under particular focus of the organization. The ongoing project “Monitoring Public Events” also aims to observe protest demonstrations besides the trial monitoring. 
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Was the country prepared for the state of emergency?
Yes No Partly


They wait for me in Abkhazia
Last time, I visited Abkhazia five years ago. Since then, not a day goes by without thinking about it, without missing the Abkhazian
Another proposal on agreement
Women – victims of violence


Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on
Villages of the Hopeless
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?


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