November 7

Interpol snubbed Georgian prosecutors in Adeishvili case

By | April 15th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Zurab Adeishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Interpol did not ask Georgian prosecutors for additional information before deciding to call off the search for a former justice minister. Yesterday, the story broke that Interpol no longer has a so-called red notice on its webpage seeking the arrest […]

Interpol cancels red notice for Georgia’s former justice minister

By | April 14th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Interpol has revoked a red notice seeking the arrest and extradition of Georgia’s former Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili. Last year, the organization announced an international search for Adeishvili, along with former Defense Minister […]

Saakashvili given pre-trial detention in absentia

By | August 2nd, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili speaking in Kiev in March, 2014. (Maestro.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court on Friday evening decided to issue a pre-trial detention order for ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, although he is not in Georgia at the moment. After leaving office in November 2013, the former president has not been in Georgia. […]

Saakashvili formally charged for 2007 crackdown

By | July 28th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili during an interview with a Ukrainian TV channel. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was Monday criminally charged for the hardhanded crackdown on anti-government protesters and the storming of a TV station in Tbilisi on November 7, 2007. […]

Dead diplomat’s family says death was suspicious

By | May 2nd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Former Ambassador to Switzerland, Levan Mikeladze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The family of a deceased diplomat claims that he did not die from natural causes. Levan Mikeladze was Georgian Ambassador to Switzerland. He died on April 26, 2009; officially from a heart attack. Mikeladze resigned in protest after President […]

Waiting for the next exam

By | November 8th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

Neither the government, nor the opposition, nor civil society passed the democracy exam on November 7, 2007.  I’m not writing memoirs about November 7, 2007; nor am I writing a requiem for the young Georgian state. I don’t even want to remember the government's hot-headed actions – how they showed no mercy to citizens or even media equipment. [...]

No November 7 commemoration today

By | November 7th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Political parties are not planning any commemoration of the events of November 7, 2007. Only the Labor Party had planned a rally which was already underway at 15. But that is held to demand the resignation of president Mikheil Saakashvilli. Former member Nestan Kirtadze calls the event a ‘political adventure’. On November 7, [...]