Crime

Georgian priest walks out on first day of his murder trial

by | May 20, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--A high profile trial of a Georgian priest accused of planning to murder the patriarch’s personal secretary got off to a dramatic start Friday as the defendant left the courtroom in protest and asked his lawyers to do the same. This was the first hearing

Minorities

Gay pride film screening canceled in Tbilisi after bomb threat

by | May 20, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--The screening of a gay pride film in a Tbilisi park had to be canceled Friday evening after someone called in a bomb threat. LGBT people, rights activists and others, mainly youth, had gathered in Mziuri Park for a screening of the British historical comedy

News

Georgian ECHR judge: ‘Raid of my brother’s flat was related to my job’

by | May 20, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--A Georgian judge at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) suspects that a police raid against her brother’s apartment was connected to her work. “I have reason to believe that [the police raid] is related to my work at the European Court of Human Rights.

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