bringing the Saakashvili regime to justice

Saakashvili convicted of ordering parliamentarian’s beating in 2005

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The doctors said MP Valeri Gelashvili barely survived after being beaten by masked men in 2005. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court on Thursday found former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili guilty of ordering the beating of a parliamentarian in 2005. Saakashvili was sentenced to six years in prison and stripped of his right to hold government […]

Former President Saakashvili convicted of ‘abuse of power’ by Tbilisi court

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A court in Georgia on Friday found the country’s former president Mikheil Saakashvili guilty of abuse of power and sentenced him to three years in jail. The sentence, which was passed in absentia, was initially four years, but the term was curtailed due to an amnesty law. […]

Three ex-officials including Vano Merabishvili found guilty of beating MP in 2005

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court has found a former interior minister and two other ex-officials guilty of beating a parliamentarian in 2005. The guilty verdict against Vano Merabishvili, Erekle Kodua and Gia Siradze […]

‘Saakashvili ordered beating of MP who criticized him to set an example’

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Irakli Okruashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili on Tuesday testified that ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili ordered the beating of a parliament member to make an example of what would happen to others if they dared openly criticize him. […]

Red paint bombs thrown at Saakashvili Library in Tbilisi

By | February 21st, 2015|Categories: Youth|Tags: , , |

Lado Sadgobelashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Five people were detained during tumults outside the Saakashvili Presidential Library in Tbilisi on Friday. Inside the building, activists for the National Movement held an exhibition dedicated to the one year anniversary of the revolution in […]

Rally in Tbilisi to demand accountability for Saakashvili regime

By | February 2nd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Demonstrators demand to ‘restore justice’ and punish officials that committed violations during the Saakashvili regime. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Over a thousand people demonstrated in central Tbilisi on Saturday, demanding that officials that broke the law during the Saakashvili regime are held to account. They demand that officials in the Saakashvili regime who committed crimes are punished, […]

Georgia creates body to investigate crimes by legal proceedings

By | January 31st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Prosecutor General’s Office. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Prosecutor’s Office in Georgia wants to create a new department which will investigate offenses committed in the course of legal proceedings. The initiative comes after the office has received thousands of applications from victims of alleged […]

UN expert panel supports Georgia’s investigations

By | July 29th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The family of murdered ranger Davit Tsendeliani demonstrated in June, demanding justice. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The United Nations Human Rights Committee urges Georgia to continue its trials against former officials and welcomes the country’s adoption of an anti-discrimination law last May. This is some of the content of a new report drawn up by the influential […]

Activists in Georgia demand to have justice restored

By | December 15th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Activists are putting pressure on the government to create a committee to right the wrongs of the Saakashvili regime. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Activists on Sunday gathered in front of the old parliament building in Tbilisi demanding the creation of a committee to go through miscarriages of justice during former President Saakashvili. The demonstration was organized by the organization […]

Parliament asks to investigate violations during Saakashvili

By | December 14th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

A student demonstrates against Saakashvili outside Tbilisi State University in the aftermath of the prisoners abuse scandal in September 2012. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–In Georgia, the parliament has asked the government to investigate crimes committed during the Saakashvili regime. The bureau of parliament on Friday recommended the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor’s Office […]

Georgian premier blasts former ruling party on RT

By | December 2nd, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia’s Prime Minister. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has strongly criticized the former ruling party, the National Movement, in an interview on Russia Today, the state-owned Russian television station. It’s a bit difficult to understand the opposition, they […]

Tbilisi displays divided views of Saakashvili’s legacy

By | September 30th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Many were pleased with the speech President Saakashvili held at the UN recently. (Saakashvili’s Facebook page.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili was given a hero’s welcome at Tbilisi airport Sunday, but outside the old parliament building protesters burnt an effigy of him. A crowd greeted Saakashvili as he arrived at the airport on Sunday night. They said that the […]

Former prisoners demand Supreme Court chair’s resignation

By | August 12th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Demonstrators in Batumi don’t want any ‘cohabitation’ between the Saakashvili regime and the current government. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former political prisoners and refugees from Abkhazia held a rally in Batumi on Sunday outside the prosecutor’s office in Adjara to demand the arrest of Supreme Court Chairman Kote Kublashvili and the dismissal of Chief Prosecutor Archil Kbilashvili. […]