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 last weekend, 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.
Queer activists held an impromptu queer pride march in Tbilisi amidst threats from homophobic groups. That same day, ultra-conservative protesters faced off with anti-Putin protesters at the Georgian parliament after failing to thwart Tbilisi Pride.
The Georgian Prosecutor’s Office has announced they are investigating senior opposition figures for attempting to overthrow the government through violence. [Read more…]
Hundreds were hospitalised after police and protesters clashed on 20–21 June, and questions remain over the actions of the police. Despite an investigation into violence by police being opened, no officer has yet been charged. [Read more…]
Thousands of protesters have clashed with riot police in front of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi at a demonstration triggered by a Russian MP’s appearance in Georgia’s legislative body. Dozens were hospitalised as police deployed tear gas, rubber bullets, and a water cannon during the clashes, which escalated as protesters attempted to storm the parliament. [Read more…]