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.
The amendments to the law on general courts will be enforced on May 16-17 - parliament speaker Davit Usupashvili announced at the briefing today. Speaker explained that in case the president did not sign the draft law until May 15...
The corpses of the Chechens killed in the Lapankuri anti-terror operation last summer have been exhumed on Duisi cemetery this morning. The process was carried out by the experts of the Levan Samkharauli national bureau of expertise. Relatives and locals were also attending the process.
A 26 year-old Vano A. has been arrested with the charges of the attempt of premeditated murder. According to the investigation, the incident occurred in Telavi four days ago. Vano A. inflicted grave injury in chest area to his co-villager Tengiz Ch. on the basis of conflict in Zuzumbo settlement
Georgian Young Lawyers` Association calls on the investigation structures to uproot the gaps in the investigation case of the Lapankuri anti-terror operation. The NGO released a special statement after the chief prosecutor`s office launched re-investigation of the case due to numerous unanswered questions in the society.
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Minister of Justice of Georgia Tea Tsulukiani met with the FBI Director Robert Mueller at the Ministry today. Meeting was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland and Chief Prosecutor of Georgia Archil Kbilashvili.
Who will become the candidate for the president from the ruling coalition Georgian Dream is still a topical question after the Prime Minister announced yesterday that the candidate would be nominated next Monday.
A fact of family violence has been reported from Kakheti Region. Police have filed a criminal case on the beating up of a woman by her son in the village of Velitsikhe. Sasha Shamkulashvili has been hospitalized with a broken thigh...
Givi Targamadze plans to return to Georgia. Member of the parliament, who has been in Lithuania for past few months says that he will take the first flight to Tbilisi and join the political activities right after arrival.