Chamber of Control’s interrogations March 2012

Georgian authorities violated rights, ombudsman says

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

TBILISI, DFWatch -The Georgian ombudsman criticizes a control body overseeing the financing of political parties for having violated civil rights. Earlier this year, there began to come reports about a wave of interrogations in parts of the country outside of Tbilisi. […]

Political pressure on opposition activists in Eastern Georgia

By | April 19th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The pressure group Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association says supporters of the opposition Georgian Dream coalition are regularly subject to pressure in the eastern Kakheti region of Georgia. Spokesperson for GYLA’s Kakheti office told Interpressnews […]

Chamber of Control to testify before Georgian Parliament

By | March 19th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Parliamentarians in Georgia are awaiting the testimony of the chairman of the country’s Chamber of Control, a controversial agency recently vested with broad extrajudicial powers. Parliament will hear Chamber chairman Levan Bezhashvili explain what’s going […]

Georgian opposition says Saakashvili preparing for civil war

By | March 17th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s former UN ambassador, now an opposition leader, says that President Mikheil Saakashvili’s apparatus is organizing paramilitary groups and handing out weapons in preparation for a civil war in the power struggle ahead of the election this October. […]

European Council to examine pre-election moves by Georgia

By | March 16th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Council of Europe is to examine moves by the government of Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili made ahead of a crucial parliamentary election in October. The Advisory Board of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission has put it on the agenda of […]

US Ambassador criticizes interrogations in Georgia

By | March 16th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, John Bass, has expressed concern about the wave of interrogations carried out by the Georgian Chamber of Control. “Concerned about the controversy surrounding the Chamber of Control’s recent […]