Monthly Archives: January 2020

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

By | January 28th, 2020|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , , , |

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 ensure the country’s democratic development. It also will signal recovery of trust and repute in the eyes of Western partners and diminish the level of polarization, [...]

Khajimba resigns, refuses to meet key Kremlin fixer

By | January 12th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Raul Khajimba and Vladislav Surkov (right) at "presidential" office in Sokhumi. August 5, 2019. Embattled de facto president of breakaway Abkhazia Raul Khajimba had to file his resignation amid growing protests of opposition on Sunday evening. Immediately before the resignation, a group of about a hundred of opposition supporters came to his state datcha [...]

Mass unrest in Sokhumi: Khajimba flees his office, threatens to impose state of emergency

By | January 9th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Opposition activists at the Khajimba's office. TBILISI, DFWatch--Raul Khajimba, de facto president of the Georgian breakaway region Abkhazia, threatens to impose a state of emergency after opposition activists stormed his office on Wednesday. "I am in Sukhumi at the workplace in the state building," Khajimba was quoted by Interfax. The authorities work to “localize” [...]

Japan and Georgia: so far, so close

By | January 8th, 2020|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

Tedo Japaridze. In November of 2019, Ambassador Tedo Japaridze visited Japan invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japanese Embassy in Georgia. Here's an opinion piece of Mr. Japaridze published by the "Japan Up Close" site. It’s a platform in English that allows professionals in their fields both in and [...]

Russian journalist asks Georgia for asylum

By | January 5th, 2020|Categories: Brief|Tags: , , , |

Yuri Izotov. (Svoboda.org) TBILISI, DFWatch--Russian dissident and investigative journalist Yuri Izotov has applied to Georgian authorities for asylum. According to the Ukrainian news website, ua.krynr.com, he said that fears persecution by Russia for his journalistic activities. “[Russian authorities] carried out investigative check for my posts on social networks where I revealed the data of [...]