political prisoners

Saakashvili calls Ivanishvili a “zoo director” for releasing prisoners

By | August 29th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

President Mikheil Saakashvili (left) compared Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili to a zoo director for releasing prisoners. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili called Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili a “zoo director” and compared persons released in an amnesty to animals. Saakashvili said he usually gets a warm welcome in Batumi, and was surprised when there was a demonstration […]

Political prisoners were blessed by the patriarch

By | January 19th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

190 political prisoners were released last Sunday. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Political prisoners, who were released last Sunday when the new amnesty law came into force, visited the Georgian Patriarch, who blessed them. The prisoners came to Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi to attend the prayer for the Orthodox holiday of Epiphany, […]

Released political prisoners demand Saakashvili’s impeachment

By | January 15th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The political prisoners who were released on Sunday demand to impeach President Mikheil Saakashvili. The former prisoners think a person who allowed having hundreds of political prisoners, and having a torture policy in the prison system, where many […]

Georgia releases 190 political prisoners

By | January 13th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — 190 persons determined to be political prisoners were Sunday released from jail as a mass amnesty comes into force in Georgia. Prison Minister Sozar Subari was present at Prison No 6, which is in Rustavi, a town 20 km south of the capital. […]

Political prisoners list criticized

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

TBILISI, DFWatch — The former government in Georgia accuses the new government of having illegally granted prisoners status as political prisoners, but new the government denies the accusation. After a parliamentary committee recognized 186 persons as political […]

Groups drop out of review process for political prisoners

By | November 13th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Two human rights groups in Georgia have opted out of a working group tasked with identifying political prisoners, because they believe there is too much time pressure to handle each case in a responsible way. The working group for political […]

Release May 26 prisoners, says Burjanadze

By | October 10th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Leaders of People’s Assembly and Democratic Movement demand the release of political prisoners and illegally arrested people as soon as possible. Nino Burjanadze, leader of Democratic Movement, and Irakli Batiashvili from People’s Assembly today […]

Georgian colonel arrested

By | October 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — A colonel in Georgia’s armed forces who recently chaired Georgian peace divisions in Afghanistan has been arrested. His arrest was announced 45 days after it happened, 15 days earlier than his punishment was to end. Opposition channel TV9 reported […]