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Archive by 2009-11-03
Ombudman’s office defended creators of offensive videos about Georgian Patriarch 2009-11-03 18:39 At today’s meeting of non-governmental and public organisations, held today in the Public Defender of Georgia office, the creation of offensive videos against the Catholicos Patriarch and institution of criminal case over it were discussed.
USAID representatives visited Georgia 2009-11-03 17:51 The sides came to the conclusion that the sooner “Made in Georgia” products will be brought to local market, the sooner it will be able to replace import, and subsequently favor the development of domestic industry.
Presidential candidates in Abkhazia to pass a test 2009-11-03 17:21 The linguistic commission of the Central Electoral Commission will put under exam every candidate, as the document confirming the knowledge of Abkhzian is the obligatory document to be submitted. Its absence or non-confirmation can be a ground for refuse in registration.
Meeting in Gali finished without result 2009-11-03 16:44 The meeting lasted for four hours. The sides discussed the rights of the population, residing in the area of Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, the situation near the administrative border, and security issues.
Four more cases of swine flu in Georgia 2009-11-03 16:17 Two infected arrived from Ukraine, one – from Turkey, one more- from Great Britain. Now they are being rendered medical aid.
Borjomi Company changed name 2009-11-03 15:21 The company representative explained it was grounded by the change of status of the company: “it became a multinational company” instead of a local manufacturer.
Georgia national football team without coach 2009-11-03 14:51 Héctor Raúl Cúper, the Argentinean footaball manager, finished his work in the position of the coach of the Georgia national football team [since August 2008].
Shamba held a meeting with Verbeke 2009-11-03 13:30 The diplomats discussed the agenda of the Geneva Talks. They also focused on 5-side meeting on agreement of mechanisms on incident prevention and response. This meeting is being held in Gali.
5-side meeting to be held in Gali 2009-11-03 12:19 Representatives of Georgia, Abkhazia, Russia, the U.N. and the OSCE will discuss the rights of the population, residing in the area of Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, the situation near the administrative border and security issues.
UN Secretary General’s representative is awaited in South Ossetia 2009-11-03 11:56 In the course of his visit to the republic the U.N. Secretary General will acquaint with situation with internally displaced persons, who found themselves in that position after August 2008 and since 1990s.
Georgian Foreign Ministry condemned the terrorist act in Pakistan 2009-11-03 10:46 "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia conveys an expression of sympathy and condolences to the kith and kin of terrorism victims” the statement says.
President of Georgia departs for Qatar 2009-11-03 10:21 According to the data of the presidential administration, in the course of the visit meetings with the emir of Qatar and the Minister of Energy will be held. The signing of inter-governmental agreement on visa-free regime for people with diplomatic passports, is planned.
Saakashvili’s trial is ready to go on air
Maestro TV Channel with its Cell No. 5 live talk-show, which used to encourage the opposition in spring, is going to start a new project. The People's Court program initiated by leader of the Tetrebi (The White) movement Termur Shashiashvili is going to be launched this month. Will the accusations he has prepared mobilize the people to new protest actions?
Another oppositional ombudsman?
Georgia's new ombudsman Georgiy Tugushi is following the example of his predecessor Sozar Subari who was liberal of criticism of the authorities and turned to the opposition after he left office. The official Tbilisi did not conceal its hopes that Tugushi would not support the opposition so openly. However, judging by the ombudsman's first report, the authorities are going to face another struggle.
Dispersion of the demonstration on November 7 2007 in Tbilisi is not forgotten. The opposition plans to celebrate the date with new protest rallies. For the anniversary the aggrieved Imedi journalists are going to sue the authorities through the European Court of Human Rights. However their colleagues might very well go there too since Imedi is subject to complete transformation so that even the name couldn't remind of the way Saakashvili treated his people two years ago.
Pardon – a chance for a new life. What’s next?
New pardon is expected in Georgia. This time the authorities suggest releasing incarcerated drug users with a reservation that drug dealers are not subject to mercy. GeorgiaTimes correspondent asked the opinion of Elene Tevdoradze, a rights defender, on the president's initiative.2009-11-03 16:54
Fight for Mayor’s seat
This Saturday the Georgian opposition is planning a protest action. Though everyone in Georgia is sure it's not the right time for street politics now. The demonstration is most probably a tribute to tradition. In reality the opposition has hurled all effort into the local election. But even here the situation is ridiculously familiar. Almost all opposition parties are going to nominate their candidates for the post of Tbilisi mayor. Meanwhile opposition figures keep discussing unification.
Chakhalyan remains prisoner for other people’s education
The Georgian Court of Appeal upheld the verdict in respect of Javakh activist Vahagn Chakhalyan sentenced for 10 years of imprisonment. The case was thoroughly watched by observer of Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France. However, the breaches of human rights were never cured. By all means, Georgia decided to keep the Armenian behind the bars for the education of those who might venture to assert the rights of national minorities.
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