The authorities in Tbilisi have dispersed protesters blockading the Georgian Parliament for the second time in a week. As temperatures reached below zero in the early hours of Tuesday, riot police moved in deploying a water cannon against protesters.
Amidst protracted preliminary court hearings, 10 of the 37 people arrested following the protests on Monday have been sentenced to administrative imprisonment. Opposition groups have called for their release and vow to restart street protests next week. [Read more…]
A small group of anti-government protesters gathered outside the 8th Gldani penitentiary facility in Tbilisi earlier today in support of those arrested during 20 June’s protests. [Read more…]
Mako Gomuri, 20, a student and a supermarket cashier, is one of several people to lose an eye on 20 June during anti-Russia protests in Tbilisi. As the situation was escalating, she spent the entire day working, disconnected from the events unfolding outside. [Read more…]
FC Dinamo has been fined for allegedly racist behaviour by its fans during a recent Europa League game. [Read more…]
To the chagrin of critics, the ruling party has recently announced that their proposed package of electoral reforms include regulations on campaign finance rules and political ads in media.
Opposition to the construction of a recreational complex in Dighomi Forest Park escalated on 13–14, as activists and local residents staged an overnight protest. [Read more…]
Georgia’s ruling party has become embroiled in another scandal after an official made a misogynistic statement. Levan Oniani is accused by women’s rights advocates of making sexist comments against TV presenter Inga Grigolia. [Read more…]
Critics of judicial power in Georgia resist the lifetime appointments of ruling party–backed members of the ‘old clan’ of judges to the Supreme Court.
Vitali Safarov, a 25-year-old Jewish Georgian man, was stabbed to death in Tbilisi in September 2018. Two men were jailed for 15 years each on charges of group murder, however, the court ruled his killing was not ethnically motivated despite witness testimony that he was killed by neo-Nazis because he was Jewish.