Zurab Zviadauri

Georgian Dream announces top 15 candidates for parliament – 8 are women

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tamar Chugoshvili. TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian Dream Party on Wednesday announced its top 15 people on the party list for the parliamentary election in October. The list consists of eight women and seven men. There are no MPs or cabinet members among them. Three of them are deputy ministers. […]

UNM may boycott parliament sittings until Oct. 8 elections

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The boycott declared by the UNM  was preceded by a squabble during the plenary session. Tbilisi, DFWatch – United National Movement has announced its decision to suspend its activities in the parliament until all involved in violent incident in Kortskheli were punished. […]

Ethnic clash in Akhmeta, eastern Georgia

By | November 11th, 2014|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , , |

Jokola Achishvili. (Photo posted on Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A street fight with ethnic overtones in eastern Georgia on Sunday led to people being hospitalized and several people were detained. The scuffle took place in the town Akhmeta, between local Georgians and Kist, who are a subgroup of Chechens […]

Olympic champion’s house riddled with bullets

By | January 3rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The house of an Olympic champion who represents the Georgian Dream coalition in parliament was riddled with automatic rifle fire the early morning on New Year’s Day. The shooting happened at 1 am on Tuesday in Akhmeta, a town about 150 […]

Opposition athlete stopped on the way to rally

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

TBILISI, DFWatch – Police have taken possession of a car belonging to Zurab Zviadauri, a Georgian who won gold in judo in the 2008 Olympics and now is a supporter of the opposition. Zviadauri was stopped yesterday while on his way to Batumi to attend Sunday’s mass […]

Opposition takes measures against harassment of athletes

By | July 13th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The opposition Georgian Dream movement is campaigning to defend athletes against government harassment, but the sports minister says there is no harassment. Over 130 athletes have signed a petition organized by the opposition […]

Georgian athletes clash, this time in politics

By | July 9th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A Georgian Olympic judo champion says a sports hall named after him in Eastern Georgia was renamed and his photos taken down from the walls after he decided to support the opposition Georgian Dream coalition; however the governor of the […]

Minister in Georgia wanted to electrocute opposition athlete

By | June 9th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – An athlete in Georgia claims that a government minister said he wanted to electrocute him as punishment for joining the opposition. The would-be victim, 2004 Olympic judo champion Zurab Zviadauri, joined the Georgian Dream movement of billionaire […]

Construction company says government behind hassle

By | June 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Monday the offices of a construction company in Georgia was invaded by a group of people demanding that the company completes construction work on flats that many customers have invested in. The office invaders claimed to be relatives of customers […]

Another sportsman goes into politics in Georgia

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

TBILISI, DFWatch – Another Olympic champion has been added to the list of Georgian sportsmen taking part in the political life of Georgia, as an Olympic judo champion joined Bidzina Ivanishvili’s opposition Georgian Dream movement. After a brief break, the issue of […]