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  • Georgian PM criticizes NGOs for being biasedirakli_gharibashvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili on Monday criticized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for not being objective. He said during a meeting with students that it is important for democracy to have a strong, objective and u...

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  • ECtHR condemns Georgia for harassment of Jehovah’s Witnesses
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    On 7 October, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) unanimously ruled in favor of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the case of Begheluri and Others v. Georgia. The 99 Georgians, all but one of whom are Jehovah’s Witnesses, alleged that they were ...

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Economy

  • Slight increase in money transfers to GeorgiaNational_Bank
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia's National Bank noted a one percent increase in money transfers into the country in August 2014, compared to the same period last year. The amount of money transferred from abroad in August was 225.1 million lari (130.1...

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Society

  • Deadly 'bridenapping' in Kakhetischool_in_Duzagrama_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--When a young man was murdered last weekend in Kazlar, an Azeri village 40km east of Tbilisi, it could have been one among many stories of violence and homicides in rural Georgia, but the circumstances of this case makes it stand o...

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News

  • Russian drones threaten stability, Georgia saysTransasDozor-100_Photo-Vitaly_V_Kuzmin
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Russian drones are endangering the security and stability in the region, Georgia’s representatives said at a meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) Tuesday. As DF Watch reported earlier, a Russian un...
  • Violence against women highlighted at demonstration in Tbilisiviolence against women
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Demonstrators gathered outside the government office on Tuesday to demand better protection of women after what they claim is 23 killings of women this year in incidents of domestic violence. It is not known who organized the d...
  • Tbilisi students demonstrate against gas station on university areadefend_TSU
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Students demonstrated Monday against the construction of a new petrol station on an area that is part of Tbilisi State University. The company claims it owns all rights to the land and is not violating any law by building the g...
  • Merabishvili gets three years in jail for Girgvliani murdervano_merabishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Former Georgian interior minister Vano Merabishvili was Monday sentenced to three years in jail for involvement in the cover-up of the murder of a bank employee in 2006. Tbilisi City Court found the former minister guilty and a...
  • Locals demonstrate for and against turning mosque into culture centermokhe
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Muslims in Mokhe, a village in the south of Georgia, protested on Saturday, because they don't want to give up an old mosque and turn it into a culture center. The Orthodox population rallied against them demanding to construct...
  • Bad weather causes flooding in Georgiastorm_2014-10-19
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Bad weather continued to cause problems in many parts of Georgia on Sunday. A storm was raging on the Black Sea coast while rivers were flooded, damaging roads and houses in villages. The river Khobistskali spilled over its ban...
  • String of violent incidents fuels crime debate in Georgiapolice_cordon_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--After a lecturer was murdered in the corridor of a Tbilisi university on Friday, there have been more reports of domestic violence across Georgia, leaving one woman dead and one man in a critical condition in a separate incident. ...
  • Man shoots ex-wife, then kills himself at Tbilisi universitymurder_at_Ilia_University
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A lecturer was shot dead by her former husband at Ilia State University (ISU) in Tbilisi on Friday. The murderer committed suicide on the spot. Maka Tsivtsivadze was holding an English lecture, when she was visited by her forme...
  • Greece refuses to extradite Data Akhalaia to Georgiadata_akhalaia
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A court in Greece has refused to extradite a former Georgian official who is charged with involvement in the murder of a bank employee and several other crimes, including abuse of power. Data Akhalaia is seen as a close ally of...
  • Georgia's Russia-envoy does not plan to cancel Prague meetingzurab_abashidze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s envoy for talks with Russia says he will meet his Russian counterpart in Prague on Thursday, despite criticism from his coalition fellow party members. But Zurab Abashidze says he will inevitably touch a very conten...
  • Georgia’s new immigration law criticized for flawsvisa_passport_2
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia's new immigration law has created a lot of problems for foreigners who already live, study or work in the country. People DF Watch spoke to say their applications are being rejected for unclear reasons. They also questi...
  • Georgia investigating coup plans by the former ruling partylevan izoria2
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian law enforcers are investigating alleged plans by the former ruling party, the National Movement, to destabilize the country and overthrow its government, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Levan Izoria told opposition-le...
  • Georgian diplomats clash over proposed Russia-Abkhazia pactTedo Japaridze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A proposed new comprehensive agreement between Russia and Abkhazia has triggered a quarrel between two veterans of the Georgian diplomacy who both belong to the ruling Georgian Dream coalition. The text of the draft proposes ...
  • Former members of Georgian elite forces accused of kidnappingIoseb_Giorkhelidze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The police on Monday arrested four persons for alleged kidnapping, two of whom are former members of special forces units in the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). MIA states that the four kidnapped a 19 year old man, Ioseb Gi...

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