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Archive by 2009-08-18
Law on assemblies and manifestations came into force 2009-08-18 18:14 Now blocking state enterprises, staging actions within 66 feet radius of them, intentional obstacles the traffic are prohibited. Blocking central streets is allowed only in case the number of action participants demands it. In case protesters violate the law, local authorities can demand immediate cessation of the action, otherwise law enforcement structures are obliged to restore order.
Security Council of Abkhazia Secretary submitted resignation 2009-08-18 17:16 Stanislav Lakoba, the Secretary of the Security Council of Abkhazia, submitted resignation – Kavkazskiy Uzel. According to Lakoba, the events connected with amendments to the law on citizenship made him resign.
Georgia to continue economic partnership with CIS countries 2009-08-18 16:57 Though Georgia left CIS [Commonwealth of independent States], it will continue economic cooperation with CIS member countries, the Ministry of Economic Development of Georgia states.
Tbilisi city court obliged Burjanadze pay USD 760 000 2009-08-18 16:18 This sum is a tax upon Burjanadze’s cottage in Tskhneti, the prestigious suburb of Tbilisi. The dacha was passed to her for a symbolic price of 1 lari by President Mikheil Saakashvili. The sentence can be appealed within 14 days.
Ministry of Healthcare of Georgia robbed 2009-08-18 15:37 Last night unknown people robbed one of the departments of the Ministry of Labour, Healthcare and Social Protection of Georgia – Georgia Times reporter in Tbilisi.
Georgia insists on U.S. monitors’ presence in Caucasus 2009-08-18 15:01 The situation in Georgian-Abkhazian and Georgian-South Ossetian borders is being discussed in the USA by Paata Davitaya, the Vice Speaker of Georgian Parliament.
Georgian Foreign Ministry commented upon the country’s withdrawal from CIS 2009-08-18 14:30 According to the document, “in August 2008, Russia - a CIS member state unleashed against Georgia - also a CIS member state military aggression, carried out occupation of the inalienable parts of the Georgian territory, ethnic cleansing and recognition of the so-called ‘independence' of the proxy regimes set up by Russia on the occupied territories. Accent should be put on the involvement of
Sokhumi promises to take measures over detention of Turkish vessel 2009-08-18 13:05 Yesterday the Georgian side detained BUKET, the vessel carrying over 3000 tons of petrol and 775 tons of diesel fuel from Turkey to Abkhazia. It has been the third such case in 2009.
Mikheil Saakashvili to participate in the UN session 2009-08-18 12:16 The session starts its work on September 15th 2009, general debate to be held from September 23rd to 30th 2009.
Detained resident of Nikozi set free 2009-08-18 11:06 The 55-year old resident of Nikozi was kidnapped yesterday morning; Georgia accused the Russian side of the incident.
Georgian Foreign Ministry issued a statement for illegal migrants 2009-08-18 10:38 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia issued a special statement for the citizens who are trying to cross the border illegally or staying illegally in other countries – Georgia Times reported in Tbilisi.
Georgia is not slamming the door when quitting CIS
Tomorrow, one flag above the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Executive Committee in Minsk will be missing. There will be no ceremony of parting with Georgia. One can see that the whole year Tbilisi has been growing apart from CIS, confirming its desire to quit the Commonwealth time after time. However, Georgia is not slamming the door and is intended to maintain the major part of bilateral agreements. De jure it is leaving, while de facto it stays.
Georgia to start hunting turncoat politicians
A wave of spy scare that covered Georgia can result in a law on lustration which draft is proposed by Georgy Tortladze of the parliamentary minority. However experts are not sure the ruling majority will be in favor of it or find it useful. Director of Center for Strategic Studies Irakli Menagarishvili expresses his opinion for GeorgiaTimes.2009-08-18 22:41
The Georgian authorities have armed themselves with the law
The autumn wave of confrontation that had been promised by the Georgian opposition did not yet come but the authorities have already taken preventive measures. Today, the amendments to the Meetings and Manifestations Law come into force, stiffening the sanctions against demonstrators. Besides, despite the promises of the ruling majority, the law has been put to effect without the expert opinion of the Venice Commission, which was demanded by the oppositions. Thus, the demonstrators may find themselves behind bars during the first protest action in autumn.
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