POSSIBLE DISMISSAL OR FORCED RESIGNATION ON POLITICAL GROUNDS
On July 16, Nino Kviria, the head of the primary structural unit of the Healthcare and Social Support Service of the Rustavi Municipality, was fired.
She says that in order to be fired, she was deliberately persecuted and the grounds for her dismissal were artificially created. According to her, the persecution is politically motivated and is initiated by Rustavi-Gardabani majoritarian MP Nino Latsabidze, who is interested in using the social service of Rustavi City Hall for political-electoral purposes which was hindered by Kviria.
Kviria said that before her dismissal a hostile environment was created purposely and forced to leave her job. The mayor of Rustavi directly asked her to write a resignation letter. Kviria was asked to leave her mobile phone before entering the office. Davit Kobakhidze, the head of the Georgian Dream regional office, also demanded the resignation of the self-government official. It is noteworthy that this meeting took place in Nino Latsabidze’s office.
ISFED is defending Nino Kviria’s interests and plans to use legal protection mechanisms to prove her dismissal on political grounds.