All nine of Georgia’s regional governors claimed state funding for fuel far higher than they could possibly have used, a new report by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has revealed. [Read more…]
Opposition protesters clashed with police on Sunday after they were prevented from entering the east Georgian city of Telavi, where Salome Zurabishvili was being sworn in as president. In her inauguration speech, Georgia’s fifth president called for national unity and an end to ‘political confrontations’. [Read more…]
‘I think that if a person really wants to do something, if it’s in their soul, they can do it. I’ve wanted to be independent since I was a child. I made several attempts at it. I escaped from home a few times. I don’t know why but since very early childhood, when I was so little, I already knew I didn’t want to live in that house, where they don’t love you and you don’t love them.’ [Read more…]
Georgia’s Ministry of Education has said it’s unfortunate a dispute over a teenager being prohibited from wearing a hijab to school has been interpreted as a restriction of religious freedom.
A 14-year-old Muslim girl from eastern Georgia’s Kakheti region has been told she must take off her hijab while at school. While the headteacher of the school in the village of Karajala insists the covering is prohibited under school rules, the teenager’s family says she is being deprived of the right to religious freedom.
Two railway workers from Gurjaani, a town in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region, launched a hunger strike on 15 August, after being forced to move their jobs.
Eastern Georgia’s Kakheti region is enjoying a bountiful harvest of peaches this summer. But far from celebrating their success, farmers say their peaches are being left to rot, and question why no one is helping them in their dire situation. [Read more…]
A hailstorm in Kakheti on 28 May has destroyed the majority of vineyards and other crops in three villages of Sighnaghi Municipality: Jugaani, Tibaani, and Bodbiskhevi. [Read more…]
Two queer men have been attacked in Kakheti, western Georgia. They allege that they were attacked ‘on the grounds of homophobia’.