violent incidents in 2016 election campaign

Third suspect arrested for disrupting election in Jikhashkari

By | November 5th, 2016|Categories: Elections|Tags: , |

(Luka Pertaia/Netgazeti. TBILISI, DFWatch–Police in Georgia on Thursday arrested a third person for creating a disturbance at an election precinct near Zugdidi during the parliamentary election on October 8. Deputy Interior Minister Shalva Khutsishvili told journalists on Friday […]

Suspect arrested for blowing up MP’s car days before election

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: Crime|Tags: , |

The police confiscated explosives and weapons in the apartment of one of the suspects. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–A man was arrested Monday in Georgia, accused of involvement in the blowing up of MP Givi Targamadze’s car just days before the parliamentary election. The man, born in 1976, was arrested as part of the investigation into the explosion […]

Six alleged election day troublemakers placed in pre-trial detention

By | October 15th, 2016|Categories: Elections|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Six people who were arrested for participating in the attack  on an election precinct October 8 were placed in pre-trial detention by Rustavi City Court on Friday. A crowd threw stones at and smashed windows at the 48th election precinct ithe a village Kizilajo. […]

Six arrested for the mass unrest in Marneuli on election day

By | October 13th, 2016|Categories: Elections|Tags: , |

(Imedi.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Police in Georgia arrested six people on Thursday who are accused of attacking an election precinct in Marneuli in the south of Georgia on election day October 8. The six are arrested for interrupting the work of the local election commission […]

Georgia deploys special police to voting precinct to put down unrest

By | October 8th, 2016|Categories: Elections|Tags: , |

Special police entered the voting precinct in Marneuli where the conflict took place. TBILISI, DFWatch–A crowd armed with batons and stones attacked a precinct in Marneuli, a town in south Georgia, allegedly stealing a box of ballot papers. The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) said police were dispatched to Marneuli’s 48th precinct […]

Suspect identified after Tuesday’s car bomb in Tbilisi

By | October 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A suspect has been identified in the case of a car bomb on Tuesday targeting the car of a member of parliament for the National Movement. The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) said Friday evening that law enforcement bodies searched […]

Two UNM activists charged with violence against GD members

By | October 7th, 2016|Categories: Elections|Tags: , |

Papuna Kukava. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two National Movement activists have been charged with violence and threats against members of the governing Georgian Dream party at a campaign event in western Georgia a few days ago. The incident happened on October 1 […]

Tbilisi politicians react to last night’s car blast, assign blame

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili warned that immunity or foreign citizenship won’t protect those responsible for last night’s car bombing in Tbilisi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian politicians Wednesday reacted to the explosion which blew up of the car of a parliamentarian the night before. Different culprits were singled out but they seemed to agree that the purpose was to affect the outcome of the parliamentary […]

Georgian MP’s car explodes near Freedom Sq in Tbilisi

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Rustavi 2.) TBILISI, DFWatch--An apparent car bomb exploded in central Tbilisi Tuesday night, targeting the car of a member of parliament for the National Movement. The car’s owner MP Givi Targamadze was sitting in the front passenger seat as it exploded. He was not seriously injured. Georgia’s deputy interior minister, who was at the [...]

Two wounded in shooting at political rally in Georgia

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |

Irakli Okruashvili claimed he was the target of the shooting. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A former Georgian defense minister claims he was the target when shots were fired during an election rally in Gori, a town 60km northwest of Tbilisi, on Sunday. Irakli Okruashvili was meeting voters in the town where he is a candidate […]