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  11. Parliamentary and Sakrebulo By-Elections - October 31, 2015
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PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Lanchkhuti
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-09-05
On 19 August, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili nominated Georgian Dream mayoral and majoritarian candidates for administrative units in Lanchkhuti.

At this event, which took place during working hours, a representative of ISFED identified the presence of unauthorized persons, including:
  • Head of Lanchkhuti Resource Center Nino Chitadze and her employee Tsira Mskhiladze; 
  • Ia Chkhaidze, Hea...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Ozurgeti
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-09-05 On 19 August, during working hours, principal of N1 Public School, the director of the Ozurgeti State Drama Theater and the troupe attended the meeting organized the Georgian Dream. The video, which was filmed by the party during the nomination of the mayoral candidate, clearly shows each of them. ...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Telavi
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-09-05 In all villages where the meetings with the Georgian Dream mayoral candidate were held, mobilization of self-government administration staff and school teachers was observed. Meetings were usually held in the afternoon, during non-working hours, although there were signs of gatherings on account of official matters. ...

VANDALIZATION OF A POLITICAL OFFICE

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Zugdidi
Incident Category: Other, Interference in election campaign, Interference in the activities of a political party

2021-09-05 On 29 August, Zugdidi regional office of the political union Droa was damaged. According to the head of the office Mariam Sichinava, obscene texts and a damaged poster were found at the entrance of the office. According to her, this is not a first case against Droa’s office. Recently, a man broke into the office, verbally insulting the party "Droa" and its founder Elene Khoshtaria. ...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-05
Acording to the statement of a citizen V.Ch, she was threatened with removal of social assistance because she is a supporter of Gakharia’s party and openly expressed her position in the neighborhood. After that, an employee from the relevant territorial unit approached the citizen and threatened to check the family again and write high scores, thus removing the assistance. There are minors in the family, who fully depend on social allowance and child support.

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Khvareli
Incident Category: Intimidation , Other cases of intimidation, Other, Interference in election campaign, Interference in the activities of a political party

2021-09-05
On 23 August, Kvareli Police Department summoned Levan Khutsishvili, Chief Specialist of the Mayor`s Office, for questioning. Levan Khutsishvili`s sister, who is a member of Kvareli Municipality Sakrebulo, says that the summon was related to the comments made on Facebook and the accusation that Levan Khutsishvili verbally insulted one person on the social network. According to Nino Khutsishvili, the complainant is allegedly cooperating with the State Security Services. Levan Kh...

INDIRECT PRESSURE ON THE SUPPORTERS OF THE ELECTION SUBJECT

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Poti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Other cases of intimidation, Other, Interference in election campaign

2021-09-05 According to Konstantine Topuria, the head of Poti branch of For Georgia party, on 6 August unknown persons took photos of the young supporters of the party from a Skoda car around the space designated for the youth wing of the party. He said there were criminal police officers in plain clothes in the car. Topuria suggests that the purpose of the photo shoot is to intimidate the parents of the young supporter. ...

PRESUMABLY ON POLITICAL GROUNDS

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Poti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Other cases of intimidation

2021-09-05
The non-official campaigning monitoring report published by ISFED mentioned the fact of dismissal of Mindia Baramia, former Head of the Street Maintenance and Improvement Department at the Service Center of Poti Municipality due to his friendship with Poti deputy mayors who had joined Gakharia’s party. ISFED is representing the interests of Mindia Baramia.
Mindia Baramia`s father, N...

PRESUMABLY ON POLITICAL GROUNDS

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Baghdati
Incident Category: Intimidation , Other cases of intimidation

2021-09-05
Following confirmation of Covid-19, Vazha Kovzadze, a supporter of For Georgia party, closed his shop. Next day his mother, who had no contact with Vazha Kovzadze , opened the shop, but soon the patrol police requested her to close the shop due to the infection of the owner.

According to the head of the HQ of For Georgia party Vladimer Vardzieli, the patrol police did not explain how long the shop should be closed and what procedures should be ...

INDIRECT PRESSURE ON THE SUPPORTERS OF THE ELECTION SUBJECT

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Telavi
Incident Category: Intimidation , Other cases of intimidation, Other, Interference in election campaign

2021-09-05
According to the member of For Georgia party Kakhaber Kemoklidze, Giorgi Gakharia`s meetings in the regions are being watched by representatives of the State Security Service and the patrol police. The submitted images, he said, showed surveillance by security, criminal and patrol police and other individuals. 

Giga Orkodashvili, Telavi mayoral candidate for For Geo...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-04
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-04
Irakli Baghdavadze, an employee of Tbilisi Mayors’ Office company Tbilservice was fired. According to Baghdavadze, he was fired because of his protest. Employees of Tbilservice went on strike on 6 August. Their main demands were salary increase and improvement of working conditions. According to Kaladze, the protesters were "instigated by provocateurs." After negotiations with the City Hall and reaching an agreement, on 7 August, the stri...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-04
District: Zugdidi
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-04
Kesaria Tsulaia, an employee of the non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity Student-Youth Development Palace of Zugdidi Mayor’s Office, was fired on political grounds. According to Kesaria, director of the Student-Youth Development Palace Davit Shamatava summoned her twice and told her that, based on the directive given from above, she should stop sharing videos related to For Georgia party on the social network Facebook. According to Tsulaia, her employment contract ...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-04
District: Tkibuli
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-04
According to Neli Kareli, head of Tkibuli Municipality Health and Social Care Service, on 5 August, Tkibuli Mayor Temur Chubinidze summoned her to his office and asked if she had joined Giorgi Gakharia’s party. Nelly Kareli replied that she had not gone anywhere yet, although she had previously expressed the opinion to the mayor that she did not like the statements of the ruling team regarding Gakharia. The mayor also told her that the party (meaning "Georgian Dream") had order...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-04
District: Khulo
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-04 Guram Khozrevanidze was fired from the non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity Khulo Cultural Center on allegedly political grounds. His harassment as work began once he publicly announced about his joining of Giorgi Gakharia’s Party on Adjara TV on 16 July, 2021. On the same day, Order N 01/06/30 on recalling Guram Khozrevanidze from vacation to work was signed at the Cultural Center. Then one after another, Guram Khozrevanidze was strictly warned and reprimanded and finall...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-04
District: Batumi
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-04 Suliko Beridze was fired from the LEPL Laboratory Research Center on allegedly political grounds. He was asked to submit a letter of resignation due to his presence at the opening of the Batumi office of For Georgia party. He refused to resign at will, after which his contract was terminated. 

ISFED is representing the interests Suliko Beridze.
...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-04
District: Poti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-04 Khvicha Dolbaia was fired from the service of the non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity Poti Municipality Melioration on allegedly political grounds. He was asked to submit a letter of resignation over allegations of friendly relations with Gakharia`s associates. He refused to do so, after which his contract was terminated. The dismissal order did not specify the factual and legal grounds for his dismissal.

ISFED is representing the interests of...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-04
District: Sachkhere
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-04 On 23 August, Tedore Kalmakhelidze was dismissed from work. He has been working since 2017 as Occupational Safety Engineer at Accord-Georgia - a Georgian representation of open joint stock company Construction-Industrial Investment Corporation Accord. He links his dismissal to political activity. Kalmakhelidze is a candidate nominated by the United National Movement for the 2 October municipal elections. Questions about his political activities preceded his dismissal. 

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-04
District: Rustavi
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-04
On 23 August, Khatuna Begiashvili, a specialist in epidemiological supervision of the non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity Union of Day Care and Kindergartens in Rustavi, was fired. According to her, the reason for her dismissal is linked to the comment she made on Facebook in support of the former deputy mayor of the city, Irma Meskhi, as well as her expressing support to Nino Kviria. After these facts she was sent a dismissal letter via post. Khatuna Begiashvili ...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-04
District: Dusheti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-04 On 5 August, based on the inspection report, Teimuraz Gvritishvili was dismissed as the Head of the Protection Unit of Pshav-Khevsureti National Park. Due to pandemic and based on the verbal agreement with the director of the national park, he worked remotely and was not required to report for service. However, his physical absence from work became the basis for his dismissal. Gvritishvili connects his dismissal with him being a supporter of Gakharia’s party. 

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-04
District: Dusheti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-04 On 13 May, Giorgi Mezvrishvili, the director of the non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity Aragvi Protected Landscape, was fired. According to Mezvrishvili, he was dismissed because he is a supporter of Giorgi Gakharia’s party. The dismissal order does not specify the grounds for dismissal. 

ISFED is representing the interests Giorgi Mezvrishvili.
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