Georgia’s Ministry of Refugees has refused to grant a refugee status to Mustafa Emre Çabuk, a manager at the Private Demirel College, a school linked to Turkish opposition political figure Fethullah Gülen, who was detained in Tbilisi on Turkey’s request. [Read more…]
The Georgian Government is committed to fully exploiting the country’s hydropower potential. Collective mobilisation against mass construction of hydropower plants has began to emerge, but activists say they are met with exclusion and repression. [Read more…]
GeoProMining is an international precious metals mining company. It was founded by Russian businessman Siman Povarenkin, with a local partner in Georgia, Koba Nakopia. The company has damaged environments in Georgia, Armenia, and Russia while mining gold and other precious metals.
Thanks to close contacts in local governments, the gold mining enterprise and its subsidiaries have never been seriously penalised. Local governments either don’t investigate major environmental pollution incidents or they don’t publish the investigation results.
Georgia’s Interior Ministry has responded to an accusation that border officials at Tbilisi International Airport subjected an Indian citizen to ‘humiliating’ treatment, after her open letter to Georgia’s Ambassador to India went viral on Facebook. Khushbu Kaushal, who flew to Tbilisi from India on 29 June, claims that she was falsely denied entry to Georgia. [Read more…]
A Fire broke out at Eliava market in Tbilisi on 2 July. No one was seriously injured in the Sunday evening fire, but four people were taken to hospital with light injuries, including one firefighter. [Read more…]
The head of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission has criticised Georgian authorities during a visit to Tbilisi, after Parliament voted to adopt constitutional amendments in their initial hearings despite objections from opposition parties. [Read more…]