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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

  • 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...
  • Georgia eyes with suspicion Russian plans for new road through CaucasusRoki_tunnel
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia views with caution the construction by Russia of yet another trans-Caucasus road, while the opposition sees a direct threat for a country whose territory’s 18 percent is occupied by its northern neighbor. In North Cau...
  • Seventh jihadi from Pankisi Gorge, Georgia, dies in Syrian warMideast Syria
    TBILISI, DFWatch--One more Georgian jihadist from Pankisi Gorge has been killed in Syria fighting alongside the Islamic State. 22 year old Guram Gumashvili is the seventh rebel fighter from Pankisi to be killed in the Syrian war, according to th...
  • Brother of deceased PM Zurab Zhvania expects results soonzhvania_frontpage-155x129
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The investigation into the death of the Georgian prime minister Zurab Zhvania in 2005 will soon enter its final stage, according to the brother of the deceased. Goga Zhvania said Friday that it’s still unclear whether the inv...
  • Georgia's president pardons 88 prisonersgldani-prison-guard-tower
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Wednesday was probably the happiest day in the lives of 88 prisoners in Georgia, as they were allowed to walk free following a presidential pardon. Another 27 got their sentences reduced by half or one third. The decree by Pres...
  • 3.7 magnitude earthquake rattles southern Caucasustkibuli_mine
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A 3.7 magnitude earthquake rattled the south central slopes of the Caucasus mountains Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at 4:36 pm Tbilisi time and had its epicenter near the mining town Tkibuli, in western Georgia. Accordi...
  • PM's relative appointed party secretaryzviad_jankarashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A relative of the Georgian prime minister has been appointed as executive secretary of the Georgian Dream Party, the largest member of the government coalition by the same name. It was a unanimous decision by the political coun...

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