victims of Soviet repression

‘Georgia’s C-SPAN’ had filming interrupted

By | December 15th, 2011|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch - An opposition lawmaker has accused a Georgian politics channel of having been pressured by the government to stop the filming of a political meeting. A lawmaker claims that the work of the public "C-SPAN" like channel in Georgia was interrupted by government intervention. Dimitri Lortkipanidze of the parliamentary faction Unity for Justice said [...]

Reasons Behind Unjustly Low Monetary Compensation for Victims of Soviet Era Repressions

By | November 29th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

Monetary compensation, awarded to victims of Soviet political repressions and/or their heirs through national court proceedings, has remained one of the most widely discussed issues in Georgian society for more than a year. Not long ago, even “Rustavi 2,” Georgia’s most watched TV network, dedicated a special report to the subject during one of its popular [...]

Victims of Soviet repression lose compensation

By | November 24th, 2011|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Georgian authorities have stopped paying compensation to families of people who were victim of Soviet repression, according to Giorgi Tsagareishvili, representative of the Free Democrats and chairman of the parliamentary bloc Unity for Justice. Tsagareishvili asked finance minister Dimitry Gvindadze to clarify the issue Thursday at a plenary session in parliament to review [...]