IRI, NDI to send observers to Georgia for parliamentary elections
United States government has allocated two million US dollars to sponsor the presence of international observers at the parliamentary elections in Georgia this fall. The representatives of the International Republican Institute [IRI] and National-Democratic Institute [NDI] will arrive in Georgia on July 18th, 2012 - ambassador of the United States to Georgia John Bass announced today. The observers will monitor not only the process of vote, but the pre-election campaigns as well. International observers will be sent to all regions of Georgia. Ambassador also voiced a new initiative of the U.S. government, which is going to facilitate involvement of women candidates in election process.
Government of Georgia has a long-term and systematic vision to the direction of sports development - the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said in his speech at the conference dedicated to the sports development.
The officers of the Criminal Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have arrested six persons with the charges of money extortion in group. The special operations were simultaneously conducted in Tbilisi and Batumi.
Prime Minister of Georgia has expressed his concerns on the detention of the TV3 crew by Russian occupants. Irakli Gharibashvili says such facts affect the process of normalizing relations with Russia.
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NGO Article 42 of the Constitution has expressed its concerns regarding the detention of the TV3 report crew by the Russian occupants and offered legal assistance to the management of the television and the detainees.
One more candidate for Tbilisi mayor has been nominated today - Irakli Ghlonti is the chairperson of the political union the Reformers. Irakli Ghlonti has four-year experience of working in the self-government structures.
Two persons gave a telephone call to Rustavi2 this morning reporting the situation in the Tskhinvali prison. They said they were among those seven Georgians, who were arrested by the occupants with different charges.
Police have solved the crime that occurred on Chavchavadze Avenue outside the first building of the Tbilisi State University. The officers have arrested a 21 year-old man, who is accused of deliberately inflicting less grave injury.