arrests of opposition activists in 2012 election

Bokeria says he wants lighter punishment

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

TBILISI, DFWatch – The secretary of Georgia’s National Security Council calls on law enforcement bodies to use lighter forms of punishment. Giga Bokeria, who is also chair of the inter-agency commission established by the government to monitor the election process, […]

Why my husband was arrested

By | September 24th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

Nina Khatiskatsi explains that her husband’s recent imprisonment, for arguing with a member of the District Election Commission, is symptomatic of the government’s increased use of police powers to intimidate Georgia’s opposition and the electorate. On the 20th of […]

Students on hunger strike over detainees

By | September 24th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Seven students have been on hunger strike for two days, protesting against the justice minister. They demand the release of activists Davit Patsasia, Dachi Tsaguria and Beka Alodashvili, who were arrested while participating in the recent protests […]

Opposition activists arrested as election draws near

By | September 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Many people have been detained in Georgia during the last few days. The majority of the arrested are members and activists of the Georgian Dream. About 20 members and supporters of the opposition coalition have been detained the last three days, […]