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20
April2021

The “Cartographers’ case” has been sent to Strasbourg.

The “Cartographers’ case” has been sent to Strasbourg. Iveri Melasvhili and Natalia Ilichova have applied to the European Court of Human Rights. The application has been developed by Davit Jandieri representing the interests of the applicants before the ECtHR. The application was prepared in collaboration with Iveri Melashvili’s and Natalia Ilichova’s representatives and with support of “Open Society Georgia Foundation”.

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23
March2021

The State is Threatening to Prosecute Civil Activists

The non-governmental organizations are responding to the events of March 21 in Marneuli, where activists of the "Movement for Georgia" together with the local population have demonstratively violated the restriction of movement at 21:00. Shotly after the noted demonstration the government began to actively contact activists and call them in for questioning within the framework of a criminal prosecution due to the repeated violation of the curfew. The fact that most of the cases have not been investigated for months and that investigation has resumed only after March 21 protests raises legitimate suspicions that the government will use criminal sanctions as punitive measures aimed at quelling citizens' protests.

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12
March2021

Court ruling against “TV Pirveli” undermines the essence of the media in a democratic society

GDI is responding to the March 9, 2021 Tbilisi City Court ruling that has authorized an investigation and the seizure of items transferred to “TV Pirveli” by a confidential source and has granted the prosecutor's office the use of coercive measures proportionate to the possible dispute.

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07
March2021

Statement of the NGOs on the audio recording broadcasted on TV Pirveli

We are reacting to the audio recording broadcast on TV Pirveli, the alleged participants of which are, the incumbent Prime Minister, the head of the Special State Protection Service, and Bera Ivanishvili. 

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