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PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION

Date: 2020-12-08
District: Saburtalo
Incident Category: Intimidation , Physical attack

2020-12-08 On September 18, UNM activist Lasha Tsutskiridze was attacked by unknown individuals and physically insulted. According to the victim’s wife, the assailants were armed with brass-knuckles and had their faces covered. The party believes that the incident has to do with political retribution. Investigation has been initiated based on article 126(b) of the Criminal Code (group violence). ...

PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION

Date: 2020-12-08
District: Chugureti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Physical attack

2020-12-08 On September 24, according to UNM member Zviad Kuprava, a member of his campaign office Ninia Tsiskarishvili was attacked by two individuals, who "twisted her arms and dragged her on the ground”. Investigation has been initiated based on articles 126(1) and 187(1) of the Criminal Code (battery and damaging someone else’s property). ...

THE POSSIBLE CASES OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREATS AND OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2020-12-07
District: Gurjaani
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2020-10-26 In Gurjaani Municipality, it is broadly reported that the ruling party representatives are intimidating voters. In particular, they are asking civil servants and their family members to bring out open ballots from the booth. Notably, during the second round of the 2018 Presidential election, ISFED found that Gurjaani polling stations that voters brought out open ballots from the booth, so that those present at the polling stations could see that they had circled the number of the ruli...

OBSTRUCTION FOR THE OBSERVER

Date: 2020-10-27
District: Dedoplistskaro
Incident Category: Intimidation , Intimidation of Observer

2020-10-27
On September 29, at around 17:00, ISFED’s long-term observer was monitoring a campaign meeting of the Lelo for Georgia candidate in village Sabatlo of Dedoplistskaro Municipality. Unidentified individuals stopped the party vehicle and obstructed their free movement. ISFED observer tried to record a video of the incident, but a brother of the mayoral representative and a local shop assistant hindered her from recording – they asked for documents that would confirm the right to r...

POSSIBLE DISMISSAL ON POLITICAL GROUNDS

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Dedoplistskaro
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work

2020-10-26
On October 19, a technical manager of the public school of village Zemo Machkhaani submitted a resignation letter. According to Mzia Kharashvili, she did it upon request of the school principal Maia Khunashvili. On her part, Khunashvili did it because Dedoplistskaro Resource Center gave her two choices – dismiss Mzia Kharashvili or resign from the position of the school principal. Mzia Kharashvili said that understood the situation that the principal was in and decided to submi...

POSSIBLE DISMISSAL ON POLITICAL GROUNDS

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Mtkheta
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work

2020-10-26 Principal of Tserovani Public School N3, Ramin Chitishvili told ISFED observer that his contract was not renewed because he is a supporter of the opposition. According to him, contracts are renewed only for those principals that are politically reliable. ...

POSSIBLE DISMISSAL ON POLITICAL GROUNDS

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Mtkheta
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work

2020-10-26 Dodo Chotorlishvili the principal of Ksani public school for seven years. In 2020, her term expired and her contract was supposed to be renewed. Chotorlishvili told ISFED observer that since her husband and son are involved in the election campaign of the opposition as UNM activists, her contract was not renewed. Contracts were renewed for those principals who were loyal to the Georgian Dream. According to her, due to her family members’ cooperation with the opposition, she was pressu...

PRESSURE ON JOURNALISTS

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Intimidation , Other cases of intimidation

2020-10-26
On October 3, the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics found a violation of Principle 2 of the Charter by the Deputy Director General of Imedi TV, Nikoloz Laliashvili,1 in connection to an application filed by journalists of Business News program of Maestro TV Company. The principl...

PRESSURE ON THE OWNER OF THE TV STATION

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Intimidation , Other cases of intimidation

2020-10-26
On October 21, TV Pirveli founder Vato Tsereteli View More

MOST LIKELY CASES OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREATS AND CAMPAIGN OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Sighnaghi
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening, Other, Interference in election campaign

2020-10-26 In Sighnaghi, the European Georgia campaign office manager, Malkhaz Khutsishvili told ISFED that up to 20 activists have distanced themselves from the campaign since the ruling party representatives were intimidating them. Khutsishvili refrained from providing names because the activists asked to remain anonymous. ...

POSSIBLE CASES OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREATS

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Sighnaghi
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2020-12-07 Employees of Sighnaghi Municipality non-profit (non-commercial) legal entities were asked to bring lists of supporters, with 10 people on each. ISFED observer found out that they entered names, last names and personal data of their supporters and had voters sign the document to confirm that they were indeed going to vote for GD. ...

A CASE OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREATS AND OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Martvili
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2020-10-26 According to the European Georgia, their majoritarian candidate Lela Keburia is followed by representatives of the law enforcement agencies during her door-to-door campaign. The party has a video footage that confirms this. ...

A CASE OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREAT

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Martvili
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2020-10-26 According to the European Georgia campaign office manager, Temur Pashtiani, PEC commission members appointed by them in Martvili Municipality are pressured by other PEC members. Namely, according to him in Najakhavo Community, commission members that represent the GD tried to force European Georgia representative to quit the commission. In addition, according to him, commission members were told that because of their activities their relatives who are employed in civil service would h...

A CASE OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREATS

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Dusheti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2020-10-26 ISFED observer was informed by an individual that GD members, who are conducting a door-to-door campaign, have been pressuring him after they learned that he supports the opposition. In particular, he was told that he and his family member would have problems at work. ...

A CASE OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREATS

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Sachkhere
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2020-10-26
Head of the UNM campaign office in Sachkhere, Zurab Tsertsvadze told ISFED observer that election commission members from the UNM were intimidated and as a result, they had to replace four members.
ISFED observer contacted these individuals. One of them confirmed the information and said her husband received a call and was told that his wife should have refrained from cooperating with the United National Movement. As to who made the call, she explained that her husb...

A CASE OF CAMPAIGN OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Sachkhere
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening, Other, Interference in election campaign

2020-10-26
According to Lelo for Georgia representative, on September 19, during the opening of their office, GD-affiliated Maguli Macharashvili insulted Lelo activists verbally. She noted that in the country of Bidzina Ivanishvili, supporters of any other party were traitors. In addition, she threatened that the party activists would have problems. According to the head of Lelo’s Sachkhere office, Diana Beradze, Macharashvili is a GD coordinator in village Korbouli of Sachkhere. In addit...

A CASES OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREATS

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Chiatura
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2020-10-26
According to a local representative of Lelo, employees of the Georgian Manganese LLC are being pressured. ISFED observer verified the report with the company employees. One of them confirmed that their supervisor is interested in their party preferences, while another refrained from speaking about the matter.
Employees of the Georgian Manganese LLC visited a friend at Lelo Office a few times. After that, a call was made to their cell phones with the following messag...

A CASE OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREAT

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Isani
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2020-10-26
According to Khatia Dekanoidze, the UNM majoritarian candidate in Isani, on October 17, at night, the State Security Service illegally entered her campaign office and tried to install an audio surveillance device. According to her, her staff who was at the office realized that someone was there. He escaped but his footprints remained in ...

A CASE OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREAT AND OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Zestaphoni
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening, Other, Interference in election campaign

2020-10-26 On October 10, in Shorapani, campaign meeting of the European Georgia majoritarian candidate, Gigi Tsereteli was attended by Liana Kajaia, a local resident, who was obstructing the candidate with her actions. In addition, she was not allowing other participants to express or finish expressing their views.
According to the European Georgia majoritarian candidate, Gigi Tsereteli, he had a meeting with locals in village Ulevi, when someone started ringing the attendees and rebuking...

CASE OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREATS

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Khobi
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2020-10-26 Members of Strategy Agmashenebeli submitted to the observer a correspondence between Shua Khorga School principal and a parent. The principal wrote the following: "You know who you should vote for. You should know that I will be at the polling station that day and when you circle [the number], you should make sure that I can see which one you circled.” The party refrained from specifying the name of the parent, for safety reasons. ...