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    Igor Giorgadze, the former Security Minister of Georgia, and an extremely controversial person in the country’s modern history, has sued DFWatch for an article published on July 23. First of all, he objects to the title of the English version...

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  • 75% of murdered women were stalked for a year: Reportno_to_violence_against_women02
    TBILISI, DFWatch--75% of women who are murdered in Georgia were stalked by the murderer for 12 months prior to their death, according to a new report. This shocking statistic appears in a new report by the feminist group Safari, which urges the ...

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News

  • Aerosmith concert in Georgia sold out in three hoursblack_sea_arena
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Tickets for an Aerosmith concert in Georgia on May 20 went on sale Saturday and were sold out in three hours. Tickets were bought not only by Georgians, but also customers from neighboring Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey. Ti...
  • Georgian opposition party will not face charges for planting potgirchi_zurab_japaridze_marijuana
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Members of an opposition party in the former Soviet republic of Georgia will not be prosecuted for planting cannabis in their office on New Year’s Eve because the saplings contained too little of the forbidden narcotic substance. ...
  • Azerbaijan’s president confident pipeline across Turkey will go aheadTrans Atlantic Pipeline (
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev is certain that nothing can prevent the construction of a new pipeline from his country to the European mainland. As a major producer of natural gas, the Caspian Sea nation has much to gain fro...
  • Two Georgians held captive in DR Congo after military helicopter crashMi24-Congo
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Two Georgian private contractors are being held captive in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after the military helicopter they were in crash landed in the east of the country nearly a month ago. Georgia’s Ministry of Def...
  • Georgia's church poisoning case still a mysteryPatriarchate
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Breaking an earlier promise, Georgia’s top prosecutor did not release new evidence about an alleged assassination attempt in the Georgian Orthodox Church upon the return of the patriarch, leaving the public in the dark and the ...
  • Georgia may ban smoking indoors and at sports arenastobacco_control_alliance_aqcia_2016-03-XX
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Lawmakers in Georgia are pondering a blanket ban on smoking indoors which will also cover sports stadiums and all forms of public transport. If the bill is passed, smoking will be prohibited inside all kinds of buildings, excep...
  • Georgia's parliament has 41 millionairesnato_chxeidze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--41 members of the Georgian parliament are millionaires (in GELs); 37 persons from the Georgian Dream majority and 4 members of two opposition parties, United National Movement and Alliance of Patriots. There are six millionaire...
  • New details expected in 'cyanide affair' as patriarch returns from Berlinilia_ii
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia expects new details to emerge about an alleged assassination attempt in the higher circles of the Orthodox Church, as Patriarch Ilia II has left the hospital in Berlin and is expected to arrive in Tbilisi at around 6pm Mon...
  • Ex-laywer elected new Free Democrats leadershavgulidze-shalva
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A former lawyer has been elected chairman of the embattled Free Democrats, perhaps the most staunchly pro-western party in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The Free Democrats’ failure to win any seats in the 2016 parlia...
  • Rustavi 2 rallies supporters to defend freedom of expressionRustavi_2_Zaal_Udumashvili_2017-02-19
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A rally is underway in the center of Tbilisi to show solidarity with Rustavi 2, as a decision is expected in the Supreme Court that could change its ownership, and - according to supporters of the TV company - bring it...
  • Georgia’s biggest opposition TV station goes dark to protest 'injustice'rustavi2_suspeded_broadcast
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The biggest opposition TV station in the former Soviet republic of Georgia has voluntarily suspended its broadcast for two days to protest what it claims is an attempt by the government to silence it. "It was not an easy deci...
  • Massive snowfall causing problems in western Georgiasnow in Zugdidi1
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Massive snowfall is causing problems in western Georgia, especially the two regions Samegrelo and Svaneti, where the snow cover in some places exceeds one meter. An avalanche cut off an important road connecting Zugdidi and...
  • Target of Georgia Church poisoning attempt was patriarch’s advisershorena_tetruashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Top prosecutors in Georgia now say the target of an assassination attempt within the Orthodox Church was not the patriarch, but one of his advisers. In an interview with the newspaper Rezonansi, POG spokeswoman Natia Sukhiashvi...
  • Georgia reacts to arrest of priest on murder attempt chargeskvirikashvili-giorgi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgians are reacting to the detention of an Orthodox priest whom prosecutors accuse of trying to poison a high church official, widely believed to be the head of the Georgian Church. The story immediately went viral in Georgi...
  • 13 UNM activists arrested at rally outside Tbilisi City Hallunm_rally_city_hall_2017-02-13
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A demonstration in front of Tbilisi City Hall on Monday turned violent when activists for the United National Movement (UNM) tried to break into City Hall in order to meet Mayor Davit Narmania. Thirteen members of the opposition s...
  • Georgian priest arrested for planning to murder high church leader with poisonGiorgi_Mamaladze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--An archpriest in the Georgian Orthodox Church was arrested at Tbilisi airport, accused of trying to poison a person in ‘the Church’s highest hierarchy’ with cyanide. Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze was arrested as he was tryi...

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  • Four transgender women attacked at Tbilisi nightclubpolic_car_at_night
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Four transgender women are being treated for cuts after an attack at a nightclub in downtown Tbilisi, the capital of the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The incident occurred at 7am Monday on Elbakidze Street, near Rustaveli...
  • In pictures: Sunday prayer in Batumi mosqueOrta_Jame_Mosque_December2016
    BATUMI, DFWatch--One Sunday in December, Muslims are cramming into the Orta Jame mosque in Batumi. Despite a three decades long effort to get permission to build a second mosque, they still have only one mosque to go to despite the city’s sizable Mu...

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