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Government Empowers the Institute of Regional Governor Instead of the Local Self-Governance
“We need new approaches to the coordination between the regional and the central authority; in this light, the regional governors are leaving their positions,” PM Mamuka Bakhtadze announced his human resource policy after being appointed to the position of the prime minister. Shida Kartli regional governor Akaki Matchutadze is one of those five governors, who quitted their positions throughout the country. Four months ago, the former PM Kvirikashvili shifted the regional governors in Shida Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti regions and Matchutadze was moved from Samtskhe-Javakheti to Shida Kartli, and Kakha Samkharadze - from Shida Kartli region to Samtskhe-Javakheti. 
Candidates of opposition political parties will be rivals in the 2018 presidential elections – the ruling party is not going to nominate their candida
The ruling political party will not have a candidate in the 2018 Presidential Elections, which is scheduled in October, 2018 but the opposition political parties already nominated their candidates.
IDPs won trial against the Ministry of IDPs
Several IDP families still live in the building of the Hotel Kartli in Gori. They are the families, who could not receive flats in the recently constructed residential buildings for IDPs in Gori. One of them is Tsisana Tabatadze, who fled from Tskhinvali in 1990s. She expected to get the flat but finally the Ministry of IDPs refused. Tsisana Tabatadze said that she was not at home, when representatives of the monitoring service of the Ministry examined the IDP families in the hotel Kartli.
Campaign “Swim Safe” – Next Action at the Tbilisi Sea – “Death Zone 2”
On August 2, at 11:00 am, the campaign Swim Safe will organize another action at the Tbilisi Sea nearby the so-called tower, where the Iori River joins the Tbilisi Water Reservoir. 
Gori municipality assembly will no longer consider impeachment of the Gori municipality mayor
On July 23, the members of the Gori municipality assembly, at the special session of the commission on mandate-procedural issues and ethics, discussed raising the issue of impeachment of the Gori Municipality Mayor Konstantine Tavzarashvili. Chairperson of the fraction United National Movement Beka Korchilava petitioned the assembly about the impeachment of the Gori Mayor.
Davit Meskhishvili: “Do Not Travel to and from Kakheti via Gombori Pass”
“If you have least trust to me, do not travel to and from Kakheti via Gombori Pass,” the chairperson of the nongovernmental organization Georgian Transport and Road Association Davit Meskhishvili wrote. According to his statement, buses and trucks must be prohibited to travel via Vaziani-Gombori-Telavi pass. 
Campaign “Swim Safe” is starting!
Today, with the initiative of Ana Dolidze, Human Rights Center, Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) and Progress Center, the campaign “Swim Safe” has started. 

Political parties do not have much to tell their voters
Neither parliamentary majority nor parliamentary minority have nominated presidential candidates for 2018 elections. The parties follow the terms regulated by the law and will conceivably nominate their candidates by the end of July.
Villages alongside the occupation line – problems and challenges
This year, only one child will go to public school from Zardiaantkari village in Gori municipality. The school is located in the neighboring Mereti village, which is 10 kilometers away from Zardiaantkari. There is neither school nor kindergarten in the village, which is located near the occupation line. However, it is the least issue for locals as they are more worried about the irrigation water, as it does not reach the agricultural plots of all families and people have their lands left without irrigation. 
Preparation for 2018 presidential elections – “Alleged fact of voters’ bribery was observed”
Central Election Commission will spend 39 136 784 GEL on 2018 Presidential Elections. 28 272 634 GEL of it will be spent on polling procedures. 1 002 300 GEL is allocated for the capacity building of the election administration members; 2 424 850 GEL will be spent on the TV-advertisements of election subjects and 7 619 000 GEL will be spent on funding of election subjects.
IDP family gave one month to the authority
The IDP family of the Gambashidzes from Eredvi village, who, two weeks ago, illegally broke into one of the flats in the residential building constructed for IDPs in Gori, was evicted by the Ministry of Refugees on July 5. Part of the family members spent night in the street. Their underage children stayed with them till late night.
Unreasoned refusal to conditional early release from imprisonment
Convicted Z.J has been serving imprisonment term for particularly grave crime for 7 years already. He was sentenced to 9-year-imprisonment. In December, 2017 he petitioned to the First Local Council of the Ministry of Corrections in Eastern Georgia for early release. The Council, regardless positive description, refused Z.J to early release from prison.
Are there political prisoners in Georgia currently?
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Gorashvili vs Natchkebia
Lector of the Law Faculty of the Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University Giorgi Gorashvili sued the student of the same faculty Buba Natchkebia
City full of death
Vanished people – “Never forget me”


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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