Lizi Kharebava

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Ruling party in Georgia gave voters sheep for Easter

By | May 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Two organizations in Georgia have published information which shows that the party of President Mikheil Saakashvili bribed voters. The groups calls for the Chamber of Control and the Prosecutor’s office to react. As only five months are left until […]

Police in Georgia censored independent reporters

By | May 6th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Police in Georgia Friday intervened in the work of several independent journalists, but let the government-controlled TV work freely. The victims were covering the discovery of an explosive device in the center of Zugdidi, a town in western Georgia. […]

Saakashvili’s guards kicked journalist in the head

By | May 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – For three days, journalists from Kutaisi in the west of Georgia have been complaining about harassment by the President and Interior Minister’s guards. On May 2, president Mikheil Saakashvili was giving a speech at the city’s theatre. Nodar Jojua, […]

Stop the harassment of journalists, say Tbilisi protesters

By | May 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – ‘I am a reporter, not a spy’; ‘we want free media’ – these were some of the slogans seen during a demonstration in Tbilisi Thursday to mark World Press Freedom Day. The first rally started at 12:00 noon. Protesters symbolically tied their eyes, […]

Trouble in EU-Abkhazia relations does not affect South Ossetia talks

By | May 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Breakaway Abkhazia refuses to cooperate with a Polish general who represents the EU, and the EU refuses to replace him, leading to breakdown in talks, but the dispute has had no effect on similar talks about South Ossetia. On April 30 parties gathered […]

Abkhazia opens embassy in Nicaragua

By | April 29th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia has opened an embassy in Nicaragua. According to Apsnypress, Abkhazia’s ambassador to Venezuela, Zaur Gvajava, will also take on the function as ambassador to Nicaragua. Nicaragua will help Abkhazians in their relations […]

‘We’ll reunite breakaway regions through negotiations’

By | April 28th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The main opposition bloc in Georgia says if it wins October’s election, it will get back the breakaway republics Abkhazia and South Ossetia through negotiations, with Germany as mediator. Irakli Alasania, an ex-diplomat and opposition politician who […]

Russian businessman’s beating tells of systematic violence in Abkhazia

By | April 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A Russian businessman was severely beaten at his office in Abkhazia by local business partners. A video was posted to Youtube showing footage taken from a surveillance camera. Igor Varov was taken to the hospital on April 6, due to injuries suffered […]

Georgia’s interior minister: No-one has been shot by police for years

By | April 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s Interior Minister says Georgia is the only country in the world where police haven’t used weapons against a criminal for three years. “For the last three-four years no person has died from policemen’s weapon in Georgia, no policeman died […]

The background for Tuesday’s scuffle in parliament

By | April 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s Armenian community asks parliament to recognize the events of 1915-1923 in Turkey as genocide and also asks Tbilisi City Hall to build a memorial dedicated to victims of the genocide. Two years ago, the community received a positive answer […]

Opposition leader blamed for inspiring Abkhazian hostility

By | April 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Giga Bokeria, Georgia’s Secretary of Security Council blames opposition leader Irakli Alasania of having caused the announcement by Abkhazia which declared the head of the EU monitoring mission (EUMM) to Georgia an undesirable person. He expressed […]

Breakdown in talks between Georgia and breakaway region

By | April 26th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The head of the EU observers in Georgia is a persona non grata in Abkhazia. The breakaway region’s leadership thinks he should have investigated an alleged build-up of paramilitaries in Western Georgia. (Illustration photo. EU.) TBILISI, DFWatch – The de facto foreign ministry of Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia has declared the head of the EU observers a persona non grata. As a consequence, the ministry canceled the 36th planned meeting of the incident prevention mechanisms on Tuesday. […]