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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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    “Freedom of speech and the press are supreme values that must be duly protected everywhere and at all times,” Irakli Garibashvili stated before flying to the global peace rally in Paris. These are the words of the man who was the head of the Min...

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  • Campaign launched in Georgia against domestic violenceno_to_violence_against_women04
    TBILISI, DFWatch--There were demonstrations in 22 cities and towns all over Georgia on Tuesday to highlight the problem of violence against women. 24 women have been killed this year in Georgia, and there are many reports of family conflicts, wh...

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  • Few of the ombudsman's recommendations are followedpublic defender - ombudsman
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Only 35 out of 154 of the ombudsman recommendations in 2014 were followed, according to a report published on Friday. 22 out of the 154 recommendations to central and local government bodies, or the government officials were pa...
  • More people leave Georgia's law enforcement after activist's deathMIA_shark
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The fallout from a bombing of a rights activist in Georgia last week continued Sunday with several prosecutors asking to be suspended and police officers being fired. On Friday, the interior minister resigned. This was followed...
  • Georgia's interior minister resignsalexandre_chikaidze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian Interior Minister Alexandre Chikaidze, who was hardly seen in public during his tenure, on Friday resigned following the controversial murder of Yuri Vazagashvili. In his letter of resignation to the PM, Chikaidze writ...
  • Appeals Court upholds nine year sentence against Megis Kardavamegis kardava
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A former government official charged in the case of Sergo Tetradze’s murder, was on Friday sentenced to nine years in jail by the Appeals Court of Georgia. Megis Kardava, who held the post of deputy at the military police dep...
  • Georgian Dream hesitates over inquest into destruction of gold minesakdrisi_investigate_destruction_2014-12-19
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Doubt has been cast on the Georgian parliament's plans to have an inquest into the destruction of a prehistoric gold mine, as a leading parliamentarian says he no longer thinks it's a good idea. The ancient cave complex in Sakd...
  • Suspect in Batumi murder of girl, 16, detained in Iranmurder_suspect_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Iran has detained the suspect in the murder of a 16 year old girl in Batumi in July, 2013. Mariam Kochalidze was found dead with her throat slashed and a large stone on her back near the new boulevard in Batumi, a city on the B...
  • Over 30 witnesses questioned about Yuri Vazagashvili's deathyuri_vazagashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--At least thirty people have so far been questioned about the death of Yuri Vazagashvili, father of a victim of a controversial police operation in 2006. Zurab Vazagashvili’s death nearly nine years ago became a symbol of the ...
  • Return of dead 19 year old discussed at IPRM meetingIPRM photo
    TBILISI, DFWatch--At a regular field meeting Tuesday between the parties in the 2008 South Ossetia war, Georgia brought up the question of how to bring home the body of a 19 year old boy who was recently found dead in South Ossetia after being miss...
  • Man blaming police of the son’s death, killed at his grave It is still unknown whether it was a suicide or homocide (Interpressnews)
    It is still unknown whether it was a suicide or homocide (Interpressnews)
    Tbilisi, DFWatch - A father of a victim of controversial police special operation back in 2006 was found dead on the grave of his son as result of an explosion on Tuesday. It is still unknown whether it was a suicide or a homicide, but the Prose...
  • Third Georgian fighter dies in the war in UkraineTamaz_Sukhiashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A third Georgian has died in the war in Ukraine. Tamaz Sukhiashvili, 36, was killed in the battle for Donetsk Airport near the village of Pisky on January 17, fighting alongside Kiev’s forces. Three more Georgians were slig...
  • Georgian Church explains its position regarding Charlie HebdoPatriarchate
    TBILISI, DFWatch--In its first comments about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, the Georgian Orthodox Church condemns the terror act but also calls on the government 'to set a limit to freedom of expression in order to protect other internationally recogn...
  • Film made by Georgian director nominated for Oscartangerines
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A film made by a Georgian filmmaker which was previously nominated for a Golden Globe, was Thursday nominated for an Oscar. Tangerines, a Georgian-Estonian co-production, was selected for the short list of foreign language film...
  • Georgian government plans to sell university tower in BatumiUNM rally Batumi technical university
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The government in Georgia wants to sell a high-rise in Batumi that was built during the previous government to be used for a new university. Then president Mikeil Saakashvili opened the 35-storey tower in 2012, which has a smal...
  • Four Georgians nominated for Ukraine’s Justice Ministrygia getsadze
    Former deputy interior minister and three more former Georgian officials have been nominated on high positions in Ukaraine Justice Ministry and will officially be appointed immediately after getting Ukrainian citizenship. All of them have alread...

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