December 09, 2019 22:49
Batumi Mayoralty appeals against court ruling on mosque construction
The Batumi authorities have refused to treat their refusal to a group of Muslims to build a mosque in their own land plot as discrimination. The Mayoralty had no offered an alternative land plot. Human rights defenders have noted a high level of domestic xenophobia in Batumi.
September 30, 2019 23:34
Court treats refusal of Batumi Mayoralty to build a mosque as discrimination
A Batumi court has obliged the Mayoralty to review its refusal to build a mosque.
August 06, 2019 11:24
In July, flow of Russian tourists to Georgia dropped by 14%
In July 2019, after the ban on direct Russia-Georgia flights, the number of Russian tourists in Georgia decreased by 14% compared to the same period of 2018. Hotel business professionals in Batumi have noted that the total number of foreign tourists did not decrease due to a bigger inflow from other countries.
July 27, 2019 20:54
Georgian businesses see no decrease in tourist flows after Russian sanctions
The ban on direct Russia-Georgia flights resulted in a decrease in the number of Russian tourists, but it was compensated by the increase of tourist inflow from Europe, the Georgia's Association of Entry Tourism has reported. Russian tour operators have reported that they found alternatives to the Georgian direction.
July 03, 2019 10:39
Tbilisi protesters complain about ignoring hunger-strikers
Outside the parliament building in Tbilisi, three persons continue their protest hunger strike demanding resignation of the head of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), but no one cares about them, protesters have stated. Meanwhile, the spokeswoman of the "Georgian Dream" Party said that there are no complaints about Minister Giorgi Gakhariya's actions during the dispersal of protesters' rally.
June 12, 2019 14:34
Authorities respond to Adjara Muslims' demands to make DNA examination of repression victims
The authorities of Adjara have allocated money for DNA examinations of the remains of those executed during the years of repressions, as demanded by local Muslims. Relatives of repression victims believe that the remains should be buried altogether, regardless of the religion of those murdered.
May 29, 2019 22:04
Complaint against oppression of Muslims in Kobuleti filed to ECtHR
The Georgian authorities failed to protect the rights of religious minorities and did not help ensure the opening of a boarding house for Muslim students in Kobuleti, stated NGO "Centre for Human Rights Education and Monitoring".
March 22, 2019 19:56
Two Georgian scientists demand to exclude them from Ukraine's sanctions list
Two citizens of Georgia, Merab Khalvashi, Rector of the Batumi University, and Miranda Turmanidze, a scientific researcher at the Batumi Archaeological Museum, have been put on the sanctions list of Ukraine. They are outraged by the sanctions imposed on them.
August 11, 2018 10:34
Terrorist Chataev's helper detained in Georgia
Law enforcers have detained Ruslan Shavadze, who had been sentenced in absentia to 13 years in prison for complicity to the terrorist grouping headed by Akhmed Chataev.
April 05, 2018 09:04
Activists prevent exporting from Adjara a 300-year-old eucalyptus
On April 4, the "Dmanisi Salvation Fund", set up by activists of the Georgian opposition and NGOs, announced the completion of raising money to buy out a 300-year-old eucalyptus after winning the tender.