Adjaria

  • October 22, 2020 11:21

    A square in Batumi. Photo by Nina Tumanova for the "Caucasian Knot" After authorities' promises, Batumi activists stop their hunger strike

    The residents of Batumi, who demanded to extend social payments and defer payments on bank loans, have stopped their hunger strike after the promise of Tornike Rizhvadze, the head of the Adjara Government, to resolve these problems. People have the right to demand help from authorities, as they are in a difficult social situation due to the coronavirus epidemic, human rights defenders believe.

  • October 20, 2020 11:13

    Batumi, the capital of Adjaria. Photo by Dmitry Anatolyevich Mottl https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Batumi#/media/File:Batumi_sunset_2.jpg Batumi hunger-striker resumes his protest

    On October 19, in Batumi, five women, who were on hunger strike demanding benefits for the unemployed and deferred payments on bank loans, stopped their protest after feeling worse. In his turn, Giorgi Gorgiladze, who had stopped his hunger strike, has resumed it in front of the building of the Adjara Government.

  • September 07, 2020 10:56

    A wedding in the Caucasus. Photo: Reuters /Thomas Peter (RUSSIA) Authorities warn residents of Georgia against crowded weddings

    New coronavirus infections in the Georgian Region of Guriya have to do with a crowded wedding, said Amiran Gamkrelidze, the head of the National Centre for Disease Control. Authorities have urged the population to refrain from large-scale celebrations.

  • August 25, 2020 18:32

    Kobuleti. Photo: Andrey Bobrovsky, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53534635 About 50 residents of Georgian Kobuleti face threats of eviction

    A businessman privatized a house in Kobuleti, which was home to 12 families in a difficult situation. Tenants held a protest action with the demand not to evict them from the building or provide them with housing.

  • August 14, 2020 02:16

    A rally connected to the protests in Belarus was held in Tbilisi. August 13, 2020. Screenshot of the video by Sputnik Georgia - all about Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0yQzkZysKA Residents of Georgia support Belarusian protesters

    Participants of the actions held in Tbilisi and Batumi have called on the Georgian authorities not to recognize the outcomes of the presidential election in Belarus, where opponents of Alexander Lukashenko are holding protests since August 9.

  • July 13, 2020 11:26

    Georgian military servicemen. 2017. Photo by Inna Kukudjanova for the "Caucasian Knot" Coronavirus diagnosed in 28 Georgian militaries in Afghanistan

    The coronavirus was detected in the Georgian military servicemen, who were in Afghanistan within the "Strong Support" NATO's mission. They all returned to their homeland and are treated in hospital.

  • July 09, 2020 22:16

    Batumi, Adjara. Photo by Yulia Kasheta for the Caucasian Knot In Adjara, protesters demand to open border with Turkey

    On July 8, a protest action was held in front of the building for the Supreme Council of Adjara. Protestors demanded from the government to open the state border with Turkey or pay compensation for the loss of earnings from work in the neighbouring country.

  • May 09, 2020 11:20

    Clashes near the Adjara Government House in Batumi. Photo: screenshot of the video at the ajaratv.ge website https://ajaratv.ge/article/59045" Four persons detained at protest action in Batumi

    About 100 people came to the Adjara Government House in Batumi on Friday, May 8, demanding the release of two detained men. There were clashes of protesters with policemen; and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) reported on the detention of four persons.

  • April 24, 2020 11:41

    "Adjara TV", photo media.ge Rights defenders demand to stop pressing "Adjara TV" professionals

    Teona Turmanidze, a journalist of the "Adjara TV", was removed from live broadcasting after her critical posts in social networks criticizing the policy of company bosses. The Georgian coalition "For Media Advocacy" has called to stop persecuting TV professionals for their position that doesn't match the bosses' one.

  • April 23, 2020 23:55

    The rally organized by the "Girchi" Party in Tbilisi. Screenshot of the page on Facebook https://web.facebook.com/japaridzez/photos/a.759724930782875/2850261301729217/?type=3&theater In Tbilisi and Batumi, activists speak out against state of emergency

    In the capital of Georgia, the police dispersed a rally, participants of which protested against the extension of the state of emergency. A similar protest action took place in Batumi, the capital of Adjara.

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