Giorgi Mghebrishvili

Georgian minister rejects “offer” to extradite Saakashvili in apparent prank

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A prank by two Russian pro-Kremlin bloggers has led to calls for the resignation of Georgia’s interior minister for rejecting a fake offer by Ukraine to extradite former President Mikheil Saakashvili. A voice sounding like Georgia’s minister of internal affairs […]

Georgia suspends two officials while investigating journalist’s abduction

By | July 21st, 2017|Categories: Media|Tags: , |

Interior Minister Giorgi Mghebrishvili said the two officials are suspended to eliminate all suspicion. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia has suspended two high ranking officials to ensure the impartiality of an investigation into the alleged abduction of an Azerbaijani investigative journalist. The decision comes after immense pressure from human rights groups, […]

Georgian parliament approves new government

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian parliament Saturday passed a vote of confidence in a new cabinet government formed after Georgian Dream won a landslide in the October 8 election. 110 MPs voted for and 19 against a cabinet, which had only three personnel changes […]

Georgian interior minister lists achievements ahead of confidence vote

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Acting Interior Minister Giorgi Mghebrishvili showed up at several committee hearings on Wednesday as parliamentarians were preparing for a vote of confidence in the new cabinet. Listing his ministry’s achievements, Mghebrishvili said police in Georgia […]

Georgian PM names Giorgi Mgebrishvili as new interior minister

By | August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

Giorgi Mgebrishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili wants Prison Minister Giorgi Mgebrishvili to become new interior minister. The position is vacant after a reform that splits the interior ministry, creating a new Security Service. Mgebrishvili […]

Why is a whole village in Georgia on strike?

By | March 1st, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

School kids on strike (DF Watch) TBILISI, DFWatch–For about two weeks, the entire Kazreti village has been on strike. People have joined the strike among workers in the gold mines. Eight people are on hunger strike. The workers want increased salaries, improved working conditions and insurance, and […]

Georgia gets new governors in nine regions

By | December 13th, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili on Friday appointed new governors in nine of the country’s regions. The new governors are Irakli Shiolashvili, lawyer, in Kakheti, Zaza Meparishvili, engineer and lawyer, in Imereti, Zurab Rusishvili, […]