May 09, 2020 11:20
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
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
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.
April 23, 2020 10:22
Azerbaijan and Armenia lead in number of COVID-19 patients in Southern Caucasus
By the evening of April 22, the countries of Southern Caucasus, including the unrecognized republics, counted 3417 coronavirus infected patients; 1518 of them are in Azerbaijan, and 1473 – in Armenia.
April 06, 2020 14:48
Georgia sets new restrictions because of coronavirus
Georgian authorities have extended the ban on air travels until April 30. Marketplaces are closed in districts because of non-compliance with sanitary standards; and in Tbilisi, street disinfection is carried out.
March 10, 2020 11:14
Georgian activists stand up for "Adjara TV" journalists
Teona Bakuridze, a news presenter at the "Adjara TV", has been removed from work; and this continued the series of decisions made by the new director of the TV channel and aimed at suppressing the freedom of speech. This was stated by the NGO "Centre for Human Rights Training and Monitoring" (CHRTM), which demanded to reinstated the fired reporters of the news division.
February 26, 2020 08:50
TI demands to stop pressing journalists in Adjara
The staff of the Adjara TV are going to strike, an NGO "Transparency International (TI)-Georgia" has informed urging the General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) investigate the alleged pressure on journalists.
February 25, 2020 11:50
Journalists of Adjara TV treat dismissal of their colleagues as unfair
An action against the actions of the new leadership of the Adjara TV was held in Batumi. Protesters claimed the unfair dismissal of the TV channel's employees, in particular, of Maya Merkviladze, the deputy director of the news service.
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.