family violence

Woman found strangled, ex-husband arrested as suspect

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Crime|Tags: , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A mother of four was found strangled in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Police suspect her ex-husband who was arrested soon after. Miranda Vacheishvili (40) was apparently strangled with a lead wire. She was living in an uptown district of the capital, and had complained […]

Woman shot and killed by ex-husband

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Crime|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A woman died in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region on Friday after being shot in the head by her ex-husband. The incident happened as the man visited the victim’s house, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) said on Saturday. During an argument […]

Convention to combat violence against women still not ratified after two years

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–In 2014, Georgia signed an international convention to end violence against women and impunity of perpetrators, but two years later the country has still not ratified it. After Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani had signed the Istanbul Convention on […]

Campaign against family violence not working, women still afraid

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Baia Pataraia. (Facebook.) Georgia – violent crime by region from January to June, 2016. There were a total of 696 cases. 58 percent of cases (403) were prosecuted. (Ministry of Internal Affairs.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The stigma attached to family violence is still keeping women from seeking help. The campaign is simply not working, a Georgian human rights group has said. In 2009, the United Natioins carried out a survey which showed that one in every 11 women in Georgia […]

Tbilisi woman denies murdering husband and son

By | December 21st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A woman suspected of murdering her husband and son denies committing the crime, claiming that she doesn’t know what happened but was trying to save her husband when she found him. The woman was questioned about the case and the court […]

Tbilisi woman allegedly killed husband and son

By | December 21st, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A woman was arrested in Tbilisi on Sunday suspected of murdering her husband and five-year-old son. According to investigators, the woman, who is about 26 years old, injured her two year older husband by hitting him in the head with […]

Policeman shot during house call in eastern Georgia

By | August 11th, 2015|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A policeman was shot on duty in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region on Monday, during a house call about domestic violence. Police received a call about family violence in the village Zemo Alvani, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. When police […]

Georgia extradites man suspected of beating wife to the U.S.

By | June 26th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

( TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has extradited a man holding dual Iranian-U.S. citizenship to the United States. The man has been subject to an Interpol red alert notice since 2011. The man, who is born in 1979, was detained on January 23, 2015 by Georgian police. Interpol has determined […]

Ombudsman calls for measures after man beats 3 children

By | May 19th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Public Defender warns that children are victims of domestic violence in Georgia, after a 25 year old man allegedly severely beat three children. The children, one of whom was his own and two were step-children, were taken to hospital. According […]

“He will walk free, because he didn’t kill me”

By | April 21st, 2015|Categories: Society|Tags: |

“When a man beats a woman for the hundredth time, something happens to him. He starts jonesing for it,” says Lali, who has fled Abkhazia to hide from her abusive husband. I met Lali (her name has been changed) in a shelter for victims of domestic violence. […]

Tougher sentences for family violence

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

TBILISI, DFWatch – Family violence may become a crime in Georgia. Systematic physical, psychological violence or force by one family member against another, which causes physical, psychological or moral pain or suffering for the victim, will be punished by a fine or […]