violent incidents in 2013 election campaign

Campaigner beaten in the head with brick on Election Day

By | November 7th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Police are investigating an attack on the head of the campaign office for Georgian Dream candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili in Sagarejo, in eastern Georgia, in the evening of Election Day. Ivane Kvrivishvili was attacked by members of the Georgian Dream […]

Georgian Dream expels one member after protests

By | July 31st, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

Protester outside the National Movement’s primary in Tbilisi, July 28, 2013. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian Dream party has expelled one of its members and warned two of them in relation with the scuffle on July 20 in Zugdidi during the National Movement’s primary election. Georgian Dream Democratic Georgia on Monday issued a statement […]

Anti-Saakashvili protesters released

By | July 29th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

The protesters demanded that the Saakashvili regime be brought to justice. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court on Sunday released three persons who were detained on Saturday during a scuffle outside the National Movement’s party conference and gave them a 100 lari (USD 60) fine. Davit Chantladze, Irakli Chubabria and Pridon Merebashvili […]

Bokeria pointing at government for attacks on opposition

By | July 26th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

Giga Bokeria says the police reaction to the violence in western Georgia was inadequate. (IPN.) Tbilisi, DFWatch – The interagency commission for free and fair election expresses concern about incidents, which took place this Saturday and Sunday during United National Movement’s primary election conferences in Batumi and Zugdidi, Western Georgia, where people threw […]

Saakashvili’s party haunted by violent crowds

By | July 22nd, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–President Saakashvili’s National Movement had a tough weekend with both party conferences interrupted by demonstrators. After being greeted by an angry hoe-wielding crowd in Zugdidi Saturday, the UNM gathered in Batumi Sunday, only to see protesters […]

Violent protest outside Saakashvili party’s conference

By | July 21st, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , |

Protesters want the National Movement party out of Samegrelo. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The National Movement’s fourth primary on Saturday took place against the backdrop of violent clashes with an angry hoe-wielding crowd who threw stones and bottles. For the fourth time, the UNM’s primary was won by former Speaker of Parliament […]