Missing Australian woman, 31, found dead in Tbilisi

Shanae Brooke (Facebook). TBILISI, DFWatch--The body of an Australian expat was found at the Mtatsminda Recreational Park near the center of Tbilisi. It is reported that she was allegedly murdered. Shanae Brooke, 31, went missing Friday when she went to Mtatsminda Park for jogging, which she did routinely. She was last heard from placing a disturbing call in which she described being attacked and screaming [...]

Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling to run for mayor of Gori for Georgia’s ruling party

Lado Khinchegashvili (Sova.news). TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian Dream has nominated Olympic champion Vladimer (Lado) Khinchegashvili as a candidate for mayor of Gori in the October local elections. Following the results of the previous elections in this city, [...]

Missing Australian woman, 31, found dead, allegedly murdered, in Tbilisi's Mtatsminda recreational park. https://dfwatch.net/missing-australian-woman-31-found-dead-in-tbilisi-54793

Lado #Khinchegashvili who won gold in freestyle wrestling at the 2016 Olympics, was nominated by Georgian Dream to run in Gori Mayoral race. #Tbilisi #Gori https://dfwatch.net/olympic-champion-in-freestyle-wrestling-to-run-for-gd-in-gori-mayoral-race-54790

Georgia responds to Russian threat of 'countermeasures' to NATO drills https://dfwatch.net/georgia-responds-to-russian-threat-of-countermeasures-to-nato-drills-54784 via @DFWatch

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GD withdrawal from EU-brokered political agreement fuels confrontation ahead local elections

Irakli Kobakhidze (center) at the GD briefing. Georgian Dream’s withdrawal from the EU-brokered political agreement has fueled ongoing political confrontation in the country. The case has even reached the point where part of the opposition [...]

Georgia’s public defender calls on law enforcement to prosecute perpetrators of July 5 violence

Public Defender Nino Lomjaria. TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s public defender calls on law enforcement bodies to react to the violent attacks on journalists during the night of July 5 and the following days and make the results [...]

UNM nominates its chairperson for Tbilisi mayoral race but fails to put up united opposition front

UNM candidate for Tbilisi mayor, Nika Melia (left), and UNM candidate for city assembly chair, Elene Khoshtaria. TBILISI, DFWatch--The largest opposition party in Georgia, the United National Movement, on Friday nominated party chairman Nika Melia [...]

Georgia sees disturbing rise in Covid-19 cases but government rules out another lockdown

Vaccination center at Hualing shopping mall in Tbilisi (1tv.ge). TBILISI, DFWatch--The government in Georgia  is facing a setback in its fight against the coronavirus as experts predict an increase in daily cases in the next [...]

Georgian PM rules out another lockdown despite Covid-19 virus again running rampant

PM Irakli Gharibashvili rules out another lockdown, saying that country’s economy can’t withstand it. (Stopcov.ge.) TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian government is not going to declare a lockdown ahead of the upcoming elections, despite a rapidly deteriorating [...]

Rally in Tbilisi calls for PM’s resignation after death of cameraman beaten in July 5 violence

Rally organizers demanded the resignation of PM Irakli Garibashvili, as well as a full independent investigation of the death of TV cameraman Lekso Lashkarava. (Interpressnews.) Opposition parties, journalists and civil society activists are protesting in [...]

Dozens injured as far-right groups attack Tbilisi Pride, journalists

Far-right activists attacking a reporter for Formula TV. (IPN). TBILISI, DFWatch--Dozens of people were injured in Tbilisi on Monday as far-right activists attacked the LGBTQ Pride parade. There were incidents several places in the capital. [...]

Georgia lifts nightly curfew from July

(Adjaratv.ge) TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia is relaxing or lifting the two Covid-19 measures that have irritated the population the most. PM Irakli Gharibashvili said on Tuesday that the government is lifting the nightly curfew from July 1, [...]

Ivanishvili rejects rumors of links to his ex-PM’s new party

Giorgi Gakharia and Bidzina Ivanishvili (Facebook/GeorgianDream)  TBILISI, DFWatch--The founder of Georgia’s ruling party has publicly dispelled rumors that he is secretly supporting the former prime minister Giorgi Gakharia’s new political party. In a letter published [...]

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Such campaigns against American NGOs are being run out of the Kremlin: IRI president

Daniel Twining (Twitter). “I am a little surprised to be talking about this in the context of Georgia, because such a campaign against American NGOs is being run out of the Kremlin […] [...]

Europe and Georgia

PACE to discuss dismissing its president in October

PACE President Pedro Agramunt. (Council of Europe.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will discuss a proposal to dismiss its chairperson in early October after a motion was tabled on Friday. The motion to dismiss PACE President Pedro Agramunt was backed by 158 out of the 636 member […]

Minorities

Groups say 25-year old’s fatal stabbing in Tbilisi was motivated by xenophobia

Vitali Safarov (Facebook). TBILISI, DFWatch--A young human rights activist who was stabbed to death in Tbilisi nearly two weeks ago was murdered by members of a neo-Nazi group, Georgian civic activists say. Vitali [...]

NGO News

1408, 2020

Georgian NGOs condemn Belarusian elections, violence against peaceful demonstrations

A coalition which unites over 180 Georgian NGOs harshly criticizes violence of Belarusian authorities against peaceful citizens in the wake of presidential elections held on August 9, and urges Georgian [...]

907, 2020

Companies related to GD donors receive tens of millions of public funds: Report

GD president Bidzina Ivanishvili (left) and speaker of parliament Archil Talakvadze. (Facebook.) Georgia’s ruling party received almost half of revenues totally got by all parties in 2019, whilst [...]

2801, 2020

Georgian NGOs call on government to immediately move toward proportional electoral system

Georgia’s major NGOs call upon the government to “fulfil the promise made to the public and move to a proportional electoral system”, which will be assumed as its readiness to [...]

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