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Transparency International Alarmed Over State Capture, Pressure on CSOs in Georgia

Transparency International, a global anti-corruption coalition, released a statement on October 16, condemning the “recent indications of increased state capture in Georgia and verbal attacks on civil society by prominent members of government.” TI stated that as Georgia’s October 28 Presidential Elections are approaching, the organization joins “its Georgian chapter in urging the government to …

16/10/18 15:46

Updated: Key Participant in Case-Fixing Tapes Attempts Suicide

Mirza Subeliani, a former official in the Prosecutor’s Office, who had implicated senior Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia (GDDG) officials in case-fixing and other criminal offenses, attempted suicide late on October 15, the Penitentiary Service reported on October 16. Who is Mirza Subeliani? Mirza Subeliani, a former employee of the Prosecutor’s Office, was arrested on June 9 following mass …

16/10/18 15:29

President Wants Government Session over Covert Recordings

President Giorgi Margvelashvili has formally asked the Government to hold a meeting with his participation to deliberate on “effective functioning of state institutions and protection of citizens’ rights and freedoms.” The President made the announcement during his press briefing today. Margvelashvili’s request comes after a set of covert recordings were published by Georgian media outlets, …

16/10/18 13:59

Georgian FM Joins EaP Ministerial in Luxembourg, Reiterates EU Aspirations

Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani participated in the annual Eastern Partnership (EaP) ministerial meeting, chaired by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in Luxembourg on October 15. The meeting brought together foreign ministers from six EaP countries and their 28 EU counterparts, to take stock of progress made under 20 deliverables …

16/10/18 10:35

Georgian Dream, Opposition Politicians on Subeliani Tape

Rustavi 2 TV aired on October 14 a covertly recorded audio tape of what appears to be a conversation of inmate Mirza Subeliani with MP Viktor Japaridze of the ruling Georgian Dream party and Davit Tsukhishvili, a former official in the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons. The recording implicates senior officials in case-fixing and other offenses. Georgian politicians …

16/10/18 08:30

Prosecution: Subeliani Recordings Obtained through Coercion, Possibly Staged

The Chief Prosecutor’s Office announced today that the recently-released audio recording implicating high-ranking Georgian Dream officials in case-fixing, was obtained from an employee of the prison facility through coercion. In a statement released on October 15, the Prosecutor’s Office said an inquiry into the recordings was launched on October 12 upon request of the prison …

15/10/18 14:20

Q&A: Russia’s “Lugar lab” Information Offensive

Controversy around the Georgian Healthcare Ministry’s Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research – previously known as Central Public Health Reference Laboratory – continues, as Russia levels new allegations against this biological research facility, originally established with the U.S. support and funding. In her recent news briefing on October 10, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova …

15/10/18 12:18


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