paramilitary groups in western Georgia

Breakdown in talks between Georgia and breakaway region

By | April 26th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The head of the EU observers in Georgia is a persona non grata in Abkhazia. The breakaway region’s leadership thinks he should have investigated an alleged build-up of paramilitaries in Western Georgia. (Illustration photo. EU.) TBILISI, DFWatch – The de facto foreign ministry of Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia has declared the head of the EU observers a persona non grata. As a consequence, the ministry canceled the 36th planned meeting of the incident prevention mechanisms on Tuesday. […]

Opposition party in Georgia says EU is not distrusting them

By | April 12th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A comment by the EU’s Ambassador to Georgia was interpreted as casting doubt on claims by the opposition Georgian Dream bloc about the government secretly building a paramilitary force. But now Georgian Dream blames a Georgian […]

Another arrest in ‘paramilitary case’

By | March 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – An opposition activist who first spoke out about the alleged paramilitary groups in Western Georgia has been arrested in Zugdidi. Vako Avaliani, spokesperson for the opposition Free Democrats party, told DF Watch that that Kakha Mikaia was arrested on […]

Arrested for blowing whistle on Saakashvili’s paramilitaries – claim

By | March 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – An opposition party in Georgia that claimed President Saakashvili is organizing political paramilitaries reports that one of its members has been arrested. Information about the arrest of Sergo Chachibaia, a member of the Free Democrats Party, was […]

Alasania’s letter to Georgia’s Security Council

By | March 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

March 20, opposition politician Irakli Alasania sent a letter to Georgia’s National Security Council, detailing what he claims is a paramilitary force set up by President Saakashvili within the last few months, which could be used against opposition supporters. The government […]

Georgia denies the existence of paramilitaries

By | March 22nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s Interior Ministry said March 21 that all armed groups are under the control of the government. “There are no other armed units, cannot be and won’t be,” said Shota Utiashvilil, head of the Interior Ministry’s press and analytical department. […]

Saakashvili’s paramilitaries are clan based – claim

By | March 20th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – An opposition politician in Georgia Tuesday described in more detail what he knows about an alleged paramilitary force recently established by President Saakashvili in the west of the country. But he said documents about the illegal armed units will not […]

Georgian opposition details Saakashvili’s alleged paramilitaries

By | March 20th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – An opposition candidate Tuesday presented details about an alleged secret paramilitary organization he claims was recently organized by President Mikheil Saakashvili in western Georgia. Leader of the Free Democrats Irakli Alasania had called the press […]