A South Ossetian court has ruled that the local prosecutor’s office committed procedural violations when dismissing a complaint by journalist Tamara Mearakishvili. Mearakishvili told OC Media she had complained regarding the ‘inaction of the general prosecutor’s office’ while investigating her for slander. [Read more…]
Georgia’s Supreme Court has declared official email correspondence to be public information, which should be accessible to anyone. [Read more…]
Tbilisi City Court has sentenced a man to six months in prison for attacking a transgender woman, ruling it a hate crime. [Read more…]
For a year and a half, Makhachkala resident Arsen Gasanov and his family have been harassed by police. Despite going to court for an explanation of why, and the register on which he was labelled an ‘extremist’ officially being disbanded, the harassment still continues.
Makhachkala’s Sovetsky District Court has partially upheld a complaint against the government for arresting and prosecuting the organiser of a 26 March anti-corruption rally. Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has been ordered to pay Marat Ismailov ₽25,000 ($430) in moral damages.
Georgian Dream has lost an appeal against the victory of an ex-member in Tianeti’s mayoral race. Tamaz Mechiauri has been declared the victor by Tbilisi Court of Appeals who upheld a judgement from a lower court to overrule the Tianeti District Commission’s approval of 5 annulled ballots in favor of Georgian Dream’s candidate. [Read more…]
A Georgian transgender woman is appealing to Tbilisi City Court to have her gender changed in official documents without undergoing sex reassignment surgery. [Read more…]
Ruslan Gvashev, a 67-year-old Circassian activist who was fined for performing a traditional Circassian prayer in public, has ended his hunger strike after 25 days. The appeal against his fine has been postponed.
Elchin Ismayilli, a political activist and journalist in Azerbaijan’s Ismayilli District, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for ‘extortion’, ‘bribery’ and ‘abuse of office’. [Read more…]