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2011-09-23
„It Is a Good Initiative to Include Bagrat Shunkuba’s “Last Ubykh” in School Curriculum”
Under the framework of Sorry Campaign Human Rights Center plans to publish a novel by Abkhazian writer Bagrat Shinkuba “Last Ubykh”. New books will be good gift both for Georgian and Abkhazian readers.

2011-09-22
Bendu and His Unit
It is no longer a surprise that Georgian government and Parliament make vital decisions in an expedited way. No time is provided for public discussions. Often they are not only neglecting the public opinion, but violating the law since the law obligates the government to publicly discuss certain issues.

2011-09-22
Human Rights House Tbilisi Started Peace Week by Meeting with Students
On September 20, the Human Rights House Tbilisi organized discussion at the International Black Sea University about the “Alternative Ways of Conflict Resolution” together with the Social Science Club. The HRHT opened the Peace Week with the discussion.

2011-09-21
Police Officers or Bandits?
“In Georgia, police officers do not accept bribes but Georgian police officers misappropriate strange properties. And corresponding institutions do not investigate similar facts,” said Vazha Mzhavanadze, who applied to the Human Rights Center for help.

2011-09-21
Journalist Was Physically Assaulted While Trying to Video Strike
At the territory of hospital construction which is underway by the order of the insurance company GPI Holding the journalist Gela Mtivlishvili was not allowed to film the place. According to the journalist of Kakheti Information Center and the coordinator of Kakheti Human Rights Center Gela Mtivlishvili, he was physically and verbally insulted and they broke his video camera.

2011-09-21
The Human Rights House Celebrated International Day of Peace
September 21is International Day of Peace. “International Day of Peace shall be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples… it would be appropriate to devote a specific time to concentrate the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States, as well as of the whole of mankind, to promoting the ideals of peace and to giving positive evidence of their commitment to peace in all viable ways,” the UN Resolution adopted in 1981 states.

2011-09-20
The Public Defender Requests the Chief Prosecutor to Investigate Detention Fact of the Workers on Strike from the Hercules Factory
Based on Paragraph C of Article 21 of the Law of Georgia on the Public Defender of Georgia, the Public Defender has addressed the Prosecutor General of Georgia with a recommendation to launch investigation into the actions carried out by law enforcers on September 13 and 15, 2011, during the workers’ protest in Kutaisi, and to study the facts of hindering workers from holding the protest, dispersal of the protesters, and their detention by law enforcement officers.

2011-09-19
Microphones in Batumi City Court Deafened during Several Hours
Courtrooms in the Batumi City Court are well equipped. However, on September 15 microphones in the second court room did not work during the trial. We tried to clear up the situation with the court chairman Temur Gogokhia but he did not wish to make comments on the fact. The Court’s network administration Sergo Khumarian claims the microphones have never worked in that court room before.

2011-09-19
Protest in Pankisi Gorge
Protest rally was held in Pankisi Gorge where people requested freedom of former journalist and acting English language teacher Shorena Khangoshvili, who was arrested for drug-dealing several days ago. About 300 people participated in the rally. They do not trust the local investigation and urge the international organizations for help.

2011-09-16
Police Disrupts Strike of Hercules Factory Workers and Arrests Protestors
At 22:00 pm on September 15th, police disrupted a protest action of Georgian-Indian factory Hercules. According to United Georgian Trade Unions, the police detained approximately 35 citizens during the protest disruption. There are four people among the detainees.

2011-09-15
Zviad Kushitashvili: “Lives of My Family and Friends Are Under Danger”
The head of NGO Georgian Emigrants Zviad Kushitashvili held a special briefing after disappearance for several days. According to him, he was kidnapped from the surrounding territory of the hotel Georgia and was released only on September 9th.

2011-09-13
Experts not Excluding Increase of International Organizations’ Events in Abkhazia
Abkhazia whose independence was acknowledged only by Russia and several countries of its direct influence is preparing for domino world championship.

2011-09-13
Head of II Police Department of Adjara Threatened Journalist of Human Rights Center with Arrest
The head of the II Police Department of Adjara Emzar Surmanidze threatened the Human Rights Center regional coordinator in Adjara and journalist of humanrights.ge Maka Malakmadze with arrest.

2011-09-12
Oil Instead of Drinking Water
It has been the second time the drinking water came with oil in the Bartskhani settlement. The government promised the population to eradicate the problem two months ago. The problems have still not been solved. The domestic items have been damaged for the second time. Later, they received another promise from the head of the Ltd Batumi Water Jani Varshalomidze after he came back from his holiday leave.

2011-09-09
Georgian Young Lawyers Sue Imedi-TV and Rustavi 2 in Regulatory Commission and MP Goka Gabashvili in the Court
“Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association shall apologize to me!” stated MP Goka Gabashvili in the interview“Young Lawyers Sue Goka Gabashvili in the Court”  with the newspaper New Generation.

2011-09-09
Schools without First-Graders
In the villages of Shatili, Gurdukhi, Kvavili and Akhaltsikhe of Kazbegi region there will be no more first grades this year. According to the head of Dusheti educational resource-center Tina Bantsuri, no children are of school age in these villages.

2011-09-09
Civil Society Gathered to Support GYLA
On September 8th Georgian NGOs held a solidarity action to support Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA). The representatives of Georgian civil society gathered at the office of GYLA and expressed concern over the attack against GYLA by the government officials.

2011-09-08
“Demetradze Might Be Killed But Publicly Reported as Suicide”
Former player of the Georgian National Football Team Giorgi Demetradze is in poor conditions in prison. He was convicted for the membership of the criminal world and sentenced to 6-year-imprisonment. At the moment, he is waiting for the discussion of his cassation suit and decision of the Supreme Court.

2011-09-08
Woman Forcibly Placed in Mental Hospital
The Human Rights Center protests placement of 45-year-old N.K. in mental hospital. Police took the disabled woman to mental hospital by force based on the application of people living in her house though she did not create problems for anybody.

2011-09-07
GYLA Published New Findings in Nika Kvintradze’s Death
Many questions are still unanswered in regard with Nika Kvintradze’s case, who was found dead on the top of shop in Freedom Square, Tbilisi, two days after the dispersal of May 26, 2011 protest rally.

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