Human rights activists gathered on 30 April in front of the Prosecutor’s Office in Tbilisi, to condemn the frequency of early and forced marriages in Georgia. Protesters condemned the government’s ‘sick policy’ towards forced and early marriages in Georgia, saying that the authorities are tolerant of the abuse. [Read more…]
A man in Tbilisi has confessed to murdering his partner on 25 April. Mother of four Miranda Vacheshvili, 39, was found dead in Gldani District, strangled with a wire, a day after she was reported missing. According to police, she had sustained injuries to her face. [Read more…]
A number of Meskhetian farmers have had to store their harvests, worth thousands of laris to them, at home to rot, or to feed the cattle. [Read more…]
According to an annual report by international media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RWB), Georgia remained 64th out of 180 countries in the group’s Press Freedom Index. Georgia placed highest amongst countries in the Caucasus, with Armenia coming in 79th and Russia and Azerbaijan lagging behind at 148th and 162nd. [Read more…]
Family members of father and son Archil, 59, and Paata, 25, Rogava, who were arrested on 6 April for allegedly crossing into Abkhazia, have continued their protests. On 26 April, they blocked the Enguri (Ingur) Bridge, which leads to Georgia’s de facto border with Abkhazia. Georgian police arrested Darejan Rogava, Paata Rogava’s sister during the protest. [Read more…]
Former member of the opposition United National Movement (UNM) party, Irakli Chkhirkvia, and the head of the Anti-Corruption Information Centre, a local anti-graft group, Merab Ghoghoberidze were arrested on 23 April for ‘organising a riot’, more than a month after violence rocked Georgia’s port city of Batumi.