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Criticism of judges may become punishable
Update Time: 2017-04-26 20:05:00
Harsh criticism of judges may become punishable by law. The Justice Supreme Council discussed and supported the initiative of Judge Eva Gotsiridze regarding making offensive statements in direction of Corpse of Judges. The council members agreed on a text regarding prohibition of judges’ criticism including on part of mass media representatives that often exceeds freedom of expression. Based on the proposed idea, making statements that enclose signs of menace or disobedience to the court rulings will be punished as well. Author of the initiative says that ‘admissible criticism’ should be differentiated from ‘offense.’ The Council members, who support imposition of regulations, are not yet decided upon the form of punishment. Public discussions will be held around the text before it transforms into a draft-project. The merger between criticism and insult remains a question. The text will be sent to Public Defender, non-governmental organizations, Journalistic Charter of Ethics and National Communications Commission. The ruling team and the third sector are skeptic about the initiative.
Will insulting statements in direction of judges become punishable?
Update Time: 2017-04-26 18:06:00
The Justice Supreme Council discussed the initiative of Judge Eva Gotsiridze about criticism of Corpse of Judges. The council members supported the initiative and agreed on a text regarding prohibition of criticism in direction of judges including on part of mass media representatives that often exceeds freedom of expression.Author of the initiative says that criticism is admissible but not insult. The text will be sent to Public Defender, non-governmental organizations, Journalistic Charter of Ethics and National Communications Commission.
Justice Supreme Council begins discussions of Eva Gotsiridze’s initiative
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 14:36:00
The Justice Supreme Council discussed the initiative of Judge Eva Gotsiridze about criticism of Corpse of Judges. The council members agreed on a text regarding prohibition of criticism in direction of judges including on part of mass media representatives that often exceeds freedom of expression.Author of the initiative says that criticism is admissible but not insult. The text will be sent to Public Defender, non-governmental organizations and National Communications Commission.
Only 1.1% of foreign nationals’ crimes in Germany committed by Georgians
Update Time: 2017-04-26 12:15:00
According to the statistical data released by the German Interior Ministry, of all the criminal acts in Germany, only 1.1% is committed by Georgian nationals. As reported the number of the crimes is 6,541 out of 616, 230. According to the data, Turks, Romanians and Polish citizens are in the top three. The statistical data were published yesterday.
Two persons imposed preliminary imprisonment on charge or organizing disorder in Batumi
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 10:06:00
Two persons Irakli Chkhvirkvia and Merab Ghoghoberidze were imposed preliminary imprisonment on charge of organizing disorder in Batumi city of Adjara region on March 12. Batumi City Court satisfied the mediation of Prosecutor’s Office. Announcement of the decision caused protest in the court hall. Chkhvirkvia and Ghoghoberidze do not plead guilty and talk about political motive.
Two Georgian citizens were arrested in Burma
Publish Time: 2017-04-23 12:17:00
Two Georgian citizens were arrested in Burma. They are suspected of attempting to illegally carrying out 90 thousand USD from the country. Their money was hidden in the underwears.According to Burmese authorities there is suspicion that the money was stolen from the Currency Exchange Bureau on April 21.The detainees were in the country with a tourist visa.
Public jurors ruled out verdict into the case of Ponichala murder
Update Time: 2017-04-21 20:09:00
The public jurors made a verdict into the case of murder which occurred in Ponichala settlement of Tbilisi. The suspect has found guilty into the crime and has been sentenced to life imprisonment.The murder took place on February 22, 2016. The 35-year-old woman was found dead in the room with a wound inflicted in the neck area with a knife. The 3-year-old daughter was found burnt.
Pre-trial sitting into case of Davit Kharshiladze
Update Time: 2017-04-18 18:49:00
A pre-trial sitting is being held at Tbilisi City Court into case of Davit Kharshiladze, son of Eliso Kiladze, Editor-In-Chief of “Chronicle +” Newspaper. Lawyers demand abolishment of imposed imprisonment as well as annulations of protocols of body-search and detention. The defense side claims that the time of filling-in the documents is forged. Kharshiladze does not plead guilty. Investigation is underway on charge of buying and keeping drugs. The charge envisages from 8 to 20 years in prison.
68 Candidates willing to be judges at Strasbourg Court
Update Time: 2017-04-18 18:15:00
Georgia’s Justice Ministry published the list of 68 people, who are willing to take post of a judge at Strasbourg Court. Five candidates will be selected by a special governmental commission. The candidates include members of Justice Supreme Council Tamar Alania and Shota Getsadze, former chairman of Constitutional Court Giorgi Papuashvili and his deputy Konstantine Vardzelashvili and former chairman of Supreme Court Lado Chanturia.
Chief Prosecutor’s Office does not satisfy demand of Giorgi Mamaladze’s lawyers
Update Time: 2017-04-12 12:22:00
Chief Prosecutor’s Office did not satisfy the demand of lawyers of Giorgi Mamaladze, Archpriest charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman with Cyanide, about lifting non-divulgence condition into the case. The defense side now plans to file a complaint in Strasbourg Court. Lawyers will prepare the complaint together with non-governmental organization Human Rights Center.
NGOs to submit complaint about Law on Secret Wiretapping
Publish Time: 2017-04-11 16:37:00
Non-governmental organizations involved in “It Concerns You” Campaign will submit a complaint about Law on Secret Wiretapping in Constitutional Court. According to Malkhaz Chkadua, coordinator of Adjara branch office of Transparency International-Georgia, about 300 citizens signed the complaint.
Case of Sandro Girgvliani - Nino Burjanadze gives scandalous testimony to the court
Update Time: 2017-04-10 20:15:00
New details into the case of Sandro Girgvliani: Nino Burjanadze, the former Speaker of the Parliament has given scandalous testimony to the court.Burjanadze named the former high officials who according to her patronized the persons, who ordered and performed the murder.Former parliament speaker recalled still unknown details of the meeting between her and the ex-president and other former high-ranking officials. According to testimony, Burjanadze had demanded to raise the responsibilities against Vano Merabishvii and Data Akhalaia, however her request was rejected by officials that time.The persons named by Burjanadze have not made any comment in that regard yet.
Conference of Judges underway in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-04-08 16:07:00
Conference of Judges is being held at Justice House in Tbilisi. Two members of Justice Supreme Council and one member of Conference’s Administrative Committee will be elected during the 20th Conference of Judges.Two candidates – Merab Nadaraia and Giorgi Mikautadze are named for post of members of Justice Supreme Council. The election commission is staffed and voting process is underway. Nino Gvenetadze, Chairperson of Supreme Council presented an action plan.
Conference of Judges begins in Tbilisi
Update Time: 2017-04-08 12:07:00
Conference of Judges is being held at Justice House in Tbilisi. Two members of Justice Supreme Council and one member of Conference’s Administrative Committee will be elected during the 20th Conference of Judges.
Giorgi Tevdorashvili visited arrested Archpriest at the prison
Publish Time: 2017-04-07 14:59:00
Archpriest Giorgi Tevdorashvili has visited Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, accused into so called Cyanide Case, at the prison today. According to Tevdorashvili, arrested Archpriest is on hunger strike and demands to meet with the Cathoicos-Patriarch along with several members of Synod.
Archpriest Giorgi Tevdorashvili to visit Giorgi Mamaladze at the prison
Publish Time: 2017-04-07 10:15:00
Archpriest Giorgi Tevdorashvili will visit Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, accused into so called Cyanide Case, at the prison today. At cleric explains he has been already given the blessing. Giorgi Tevdorashvili plans to call on the detained Archpriest to stop the hunger strike.According to lawyers, Giorgi Mamaladze started the hunger strike with the demand to meet with the Cathoicos-Patriarch and clerics.
Guram Rcheulisvili left pre-trial detention
Update Time: 2017-04-06 16:01:00
One of the founders of Center Point Company, Guram Rcheulisvili, has been released from the pre-trial detention. He has left the 8th penitentiary facility a few minutes ago.The family members and relatives have met him in front of the prison.According to the judge's decision Guram Rcheulisvili has been imposed to pay 30 000 GEL as bail within 10 days. He also has been deprived of passport and identity card.
Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze keeps on hunger strike
Publish Time: 2017-04-06 12:14:00
Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for attempted murder, keep on hunger strike with demand to meet with the Patriarch of Georgia.Lawyers of Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze demand lifting up non-divulgence condition into the case. Decision whether or not the Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II will meet the detained cleric is unknown yet.
Former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs questioned
Publish Time: 2017-04-05 18:13:00
Gela Khvedelidze, former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs was questioned regarding the assault against him. The questioning took place at hospital where Khvedelidze continue medical treatment. Wife of the attack’s victim also answered questions of the investigation. Khvedelidze was attacked by two masked people near his house at Tarkhnishvili Street in Tbilisi on April 3. He is placed at hospital with fractions in jaw area and damaged eye. Kvedelidze worked at MIA when Irakli Gharibashvili was the Minister. He was detained in 2013 on fact of release of footage reflecting private life. Kvedelidze was imposed 1-year conditional sentence.Eliso Kiladze, journalist and Editor-In-Chief of “Chronicle +” Newspaper talks about vengeance against Khvedelidze.
Alarm lifted at Metekhi Bridge
Publish Time: 2017-04-05 18:11:00
The territory near Metekhi Bridge in Tbilisi was kept blocked by law enforcers during several minutes. A suspicious bag was discovered in the vicinity. Clothes turned out to be packed in the bag. Therefore, the alarm is lifted.