Monthly Archives: July 2020

President Zourabichvili rebuffs pardoning Rurua – “No one and nothing can influence me”

By | July 31st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Salome Zourabichvili (1tv.ge). Despite growing number of appeals, President Salome Zourabichvili has rebuffed to pardon Giorgi Rurua, opposition activist and former paramilitary. “I won’t pardon. The Georgian society knows better than me everything about him and is aware why I will not make this decision. No one and nothing can influence me,” Salome Zourabichvili [...]

23 y/o programmer mysteriously disappeared, found dead near Tbilisi

By | July 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

Tamar Bachaliashvili (Facebook). The mysterious disappearance and death of a 23 year old programmer cause mass agitation in Georgia. The police clearly indicate that cause of death was a suicide, which is flatly rejected by the family. Many in Georgia point at the tragedy as an example of the low efficiency of police, which [...]

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

By | July 9th, 2020|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , |

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 ultra-conservative Alliance of Patriots is on the second place, according to the findings of Transparency International Georgia, a major Tbilisi-base watchdog. When it comes to private [...]

Ex-official charged with mass torture in Georgian prison extradited from Germany

By | July 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Davit Chakua (center) upon his extradition in Batumi airport. (1tv.ge) TBILISI, DFWatch--Germany Friday extradited the former head of Georgia's prison department Davit Chakua, who is charged with abuse of powers, humiliating and inhumane treatment, provoking a crime, falsification of evidence and influencing a witness. A plane with Chakua on board landed at Batumi airport. [...]