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2009-09-30
Karaleti Residents VS Illegal Constructions
Residents of the Karaleti village protest the construction of the petrol station. Villagers have plots close to the area where the petrol station is being constructed. Although people do not have houses in those plots yet, they received them for the construction of houses in future.

2009-09-30
Politics in Culture
Politics influences every field in Georgia particularly culture though culture workers are not politicians and politicians should interfere in their activities least of all. However, the recent events prove the opposite.

2009-09-30
Prisoner Escaped Death after European Court Took Up His Case
Several days ago Mamuka Ninua, a prisoner, was taken to the Tbilisi Central Hospital from Rustavi prison N 6 after his health conditions had seriously worsened. He has chronic colitis, psychopathia and Hepatitis C. He escaped death with the support of his attorney and the European Human Rights Court. The European Court demanded that the government of Georgia study Ninua’s health condition   and provide him with full medical assistance.

2009-09-30
EU-Backed Report To Split Blame For Russian-Georgia War
BRUSSELS -- A long-awaited report on the causes of the five-day war between Russia and Georgia in August 2008 will split the blame between the two sides, according to EU officials familiar with the document.

2009-09-29
“I Will Make You Disabled and You Will not Be Able to Write Anything in Future”
“I will kill you. I am looking for you and wherever I see you, I will kill you without considering anything. You compelled me to do it. Why are not you leaving me alone? Have not you heard that you should not bother me?” Gogi Nikvashvili, director of Sighnaghi district hospital “Janrmteloba Ltd” threatened the journalist. The chief doctor of the hospital was irritated by the articles we have published about him. Nikvashvili

2009-09-29
Labyrinths of Georgian Judiciary
On June 18 2009 the Tbilisi City Court imposed a 23-year prison sentence on Orest Bokhonko, a citizen of the Ukraine. Bokhonko was arrested at the Tbilisi International Airport on September 27, 2008. While he was detained the Georgian law enforcement officers blatantly violated his human rights guaranteed by the Law of Georgia and international conventions.

2009-09-28
The International Federation for Human Rights FIDH Publishes Report on Political Prisoners in Georgia
The international human rights organization admitted the existence of the political prisoners in Georgia though it was previously claimed only by local non-governmental organizations. FIDH publishes a report which states: There are political prisoners in Georgia.

2009-09-28
Patriotism” in Gori District Prosecutor’s Office
“Patriotism” is still very urgent in Gori district. After a year people still speak about the fact how the local government left them alone during the August war. Today it is still unclear how the population was left with Russian occupants.

2009-09-28
Tornike Kilanava Denied the Information On Detaining a Mini-Bus Driving to Gali District
On September 26 at about 2:00 am two armed and masked people robbed resident of the village of Chuburkhinji in Gali district Eter Kajaia. The robbers were beating her for several minutes and demanded money. However, the woman did not have more than 45 GEL and the criminal left her house.

2009-09-25
IDPs Sleep on the Floor
According to the official information 138 million GEL is envisaged in the 2009 budget to improve the living conditions for the IDPs from Abkhazia. Eviction of the IDPs from their shelters has started 16 years after they fled from Abkhazia. The Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation moved 37 IDP families previously residing in the building of former tourist company in Telavi to the building of vocational college in the same city. The IDPs do not have electricity and gas supply in the new building. The drinking water is also supplied very rarely. Most of IDPs sleep on the floor because there is not enough furniture in the building.

2009-09-25
The State Assists Only Those IDPs Who Live in Cottages in New Settlements
So-called new IDPs (people who were displaced during the Georgia-Russia war in August of 2008) received the IDP status several months ago though not all of them did. The status was granted only to those IDPs who live in the cottages in the new settlements.

2009-09-25
Where Is the Boundary between the Poverty Reduction State Program and Its Efficiency?
How efficient is Poverty Reduction State Program in Georgia? How real are those criteria which are used to list impoverished people who should get allowances from the state? The Human Rights Center got interested in the problem after many discontent people applied to the center for help.

2009-09-25
Judge with Kind Smile and Evil Behavior
Everything happens in the Georgian court. A person, fighting against injustice, might encounter the biggest injustice in this system.


 

2009-09-25
European Patrols Brace for Rise in Tension Over Report on 2008 War in Georgia
MOSCOW — European Union monitors are stepping up their patrols in Georgia ahead of the release of a much anticipated report on the origins of last year’s war in South Ossetia, in case the report’s conclusions reignite tensions around the breakaway territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

2009-09-25
Goods Were Not Returned And She Was Arrested
Investigator gave the goods of 1 612 GEL of the trader Emine Petridze to another trader. Market administration denies their participation in the case, investigator Mikheil Abashidze does not comment on the fact.

2009-09-24
Why Shota Khabareli Was Fired?
Since September 11 Amiran Totikashvili has been chief trainer of the judo national team instead Shota Khabareli.

2009-09-24
Disinformation: State Policy or Artificial Escalation of Ethnic Discord?
For a long time I was planning to prepare this article but having read the final report of the Secretary General of the UN I decided to offer my letter to the readers in this way. I hope I will receive some results from it and then I will not have to publish this information in the mass media.

2009-09-24
Passports Are Seized from Ethnic Georgians of Abkhazia At Georgian Checkpoint
Abkhazian and Russian soldiers control Georgian-Abkhazian administrative border in turn. People are not strictly controlled on the checkpoint on the Abkhazian side. However, various procedures are taken by ethnic Georgians from Gali district when they are travelling to Zugdidi.

2009-09-24
Clinton Urges Patience from Georgia over Breakaway Regions
Washington - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Georgia to exhibit strategic patience in resolving issues over its two breakaway regions - South Ossetia and Abkhazia - and Russian occupation of those regions.
2009-09-23
EU steps up Georgia patrols ahead of war report
EUOBSERVER/BRUSSELS - The European monitoring mission in Georgia will step up patrols ahead of the publication of a probe into the origins of the 2008 war as a "prophylactic" measure against the risk of fresh conflict.

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