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POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

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

2021-09-04 On 21 July, Zakhir Murvaladov, a specialist in the Dmanisi community administrative unit, was fired. According to Zakhir Murvaladov, his alleged political persecution began after he refused to engage in pre-election campaign at the request of Dmanisi Municipality Mayor Giorgi Tatuashvili. Disciplinary proceedings against Zakhir Murvaladov were launched on 26 July, after his dismissal. 

ISFED is representing the interests Zakhir Murvaladov.
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POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

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

2021-09-04
On 21 July, Avtandil Okmelashvili, the representative of the mayor of Dmanisi municipality in the administrative unit of Dmanisi community, was dismissed.

According to Avtandil Okmelashvili, his alleged political persecution began after he refused to engage in pre-election campaign at the request of Dmanisi Municipality Mayor Giorgi Tatuashvili. Disciplinary proceedings against Avtandil Okmelashvili were launched on 26 July, after his dismissal...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

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

2021-09-04
On 25 August, mother Marine Abuladze and aunt Tamar Abuladze of Levan Tatoshvili, coordinator of the Samtskhe-Javakheti branch of For Georgia Party, were fired. Marine Abuladze was a lawyer at non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity Kindergarten Union of Akhalstikhe Municipality Pre-school Educational Institution. Tamar Abuladze has been working as Chief of Staff of Akhaltsikhe Sakrebulo since 2001.

Prior to the dismissal, Samtsk...

DISMISSAL FROM WORK ON POLITICAL BASES

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

2021-09-04
On August 4, labor contract of Kakha Paniashvili, the financial manager of the Gori Municipality Transport Agency, was terminated due to expiration of contract terms. It is noteworthy that out of 150 people employed in the agency, everyone’s contract was extended except Paniashvili’s. He links the decision to the political activities of his brother, Mamuka Paniashvili. Paniashvili`s brother was a member of the Sakrebulo from the Georgian Dream, however, he publicly left the par...

RESTRICTING RIGHTS OF THE OBSERVER

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

2021-09-04 The fact of restriction of the right to attend a public session of an administrative body was also observed in Kaspi. ISFED sent a letter to the Kaspi Sakrebulo chairperson in advance requesting to attend the 20 August session and a Zoom link to the session. She received no answer. The observer also addressed the Chief of Staff of Sakrebulo Zura Chitishvili, who asked for time to find out, however, later did not answer the calls. ...

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A FEMALE POLITICIAN

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Kharagauli
Incident Category: Other, Discrimination and violence against women politicians

2021-08-30
Manana Barbakadze, chairwoman of Kharagauli Municipality City Council and the Gender Council in the same municipality used discriminatory and insulting language on Facebook when commenting Elene Khoshtaria’s act of colouring the building of Administration of Government with red paint.
The comment of the mayor`s representative in Vardzia administrative unit, Mzekala Glunchadze while assessing the July 5 events was also discriminatory on the grounds of homophobia and ...

USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE AGAINST A FEMALE MP

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Other, Discrimination and violence against women politicians

2021-08-30 Nona Mamulashvili, the second MP of the United National Movement, stood on her desk and protested the events of July 5 by raising a poster with the image of Lekso Lashkarava. Georgian Dream MPs reminded her of the rules of conduct and then Irakli Zarkua, a member of the majority physically removed her from the View More

HARASSMENT OF A FEMALE MP

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Other, Discrimination and violence against women politicians

2021-08-30 On July 18 the speech of the Minister of Internal Affairs, Vakhtang Gomelauri was interrupted in the Parliament during the very first sentence by the opposition MPs. The protest of the opposition and the journalists was followed by a verbal confrontation between the members of the majority and the opposition. One of the leaders of the National Movement, Tina Bokuchava tried to approach the seat of the Speaker, but the majority MP, Shalva Papuashvili actuallyView More

HARASSMENT OF A FEMALE MP

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Other, Discrimination and violence against women politicians

2021-08-30 On July 12, United National Movement MP Ana Tsitlidze View More

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A WOMAN CANDIDATE

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Gori
Incident Category: Other, Discrimination and violence against women politicians

2021-08-30 At the City Council meeting held in Gori City Council, the chairman Davit Razmadze called the independent member Irma Ambardnishvili a "streer woman” and said that there is no place for such women in the City Council. Razmadze`s sexist statements were followed by the responses from both journalists and representatives of the non-governmental sector. Irma Ambardnishvili asks the Public Defender and the Parliament to investigate a...

ACTIVITIES AIMING AT WINNING HEART OF VOTERS

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Chokhatauri
Incident Category: Vote buying, Delivery of money/gifts/services from a political party or a candidate, Alleged voter bribery by a majoritarian MP, Other

2021-08-30
On July 19, a Facebook post and photos were posted on the personal Facebook page of Chokhatauri majoritarian MP Vasil Chigogidze, according to which food packages were provided to socially vulnerable families and families with various needs in Chokhatauri. Davit Sharashidze, head of the Georgian Dream youth organization and mayoral candidate, participated in the awarding of gift packages.
The bur...

UNOFFICIAL CAMPAIGN BY THE RULING PARTY CANDIDATES

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Vote buying, Campaign before an official start of the campaign, Misuse of administrative resources , Misuse of public buildings

2021-08-30 Posters of Kakha Kaladze have appeared in the capital since July. Prior to the start of the official election campaign, municipal authorities did not designate locations and / or set up stands to display campaign materials. Moreover, the list of buildings on which the placement of agitation materials is prohibited is not defined. Consequently, the candidate of the ruling party and the incumbent mayor are in a superior position compared to the opposition candidates. ...

UNOFFICIAL CAMPAIGN BY THE RULING PARTY CANDIDATES

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Poti
Incident Category: Vote buying, Campaign before an official start of the campaign, Misuse of administrative resources , Advertising state-funded projects by party/candidate

2021-08-30
On July 31, Irakli Khakhubia, Majoritarian MP of Poti, Khobi and Senaki, and Beka Vacharadze, Chairman of the City Council, participated in the opening of the rehabilitated Poti Central Culture and Recreation Park.

It should be noted that on July 30, Beka Vacharadze was nominated by Georgian Dream as a candidate for Poti Mayor.
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UNOFFICIAL CAMPAIGN BY THE RULING PARTY CANDIDATES

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Kharagauli
Incident Category: Vote buying, Delivery of money/gifts/services from a political party or a candidate, Campaign before an official start of the campaign

2021-08-30
219 Kharagauli first-grader will receive a workbook "Academy of First-Graders" as a gift from Kharagauli Mayor Koba Lursmanashvili. The workbooks were prepared within the framework of the educational project "Etaloni". The workbook will be accompanied by a two-month VIP subscription o...

SIGNS OF MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Poti
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Misuse of public funds

2021-08-30 On July 29, Poti City Hall handed over construction materials (roof tiles and wood) to 23 families as part of the program - "One-time assistance for families affected by accidents and natural disasters, living in particularly difficult living conditio...

SIGNS OF MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Khashuri
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-08-30
On July 30, the Georgian Dream held a secret meeting with public officials and people employed in various budget organizations. The meeting was also attended by the coordinators of the ruling party. "Georgian Dream" presented a candidate for the Mayor of Khashuri Municipality. The meeting was not attended neither by representatives of NGOs nor media outlets.
According to ISFED, attendance at the mayoral candidate nomination ceremony was mandatory for all employees w...

AID CAMPAIGNS ALLEGEDLY FOR ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Shuakhevi
Incident Category: Vote buying, Delivery of money/gifts/services from a political party or a candidate

2021-08-30
In Shuakhevi, more than 80 people received free medical care as a part of a charity event organized by "Kum Deo - Doctors for Public Health”. Also, the necessary medicines were provided to the population free of charge. The action was supported by private companies and the party "Law and Justice”.
According to ISFED, the project is organized by the political party "Law and Justice”. The organization was founded on April 27 th...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Khashuri
Incident Category: Intimidation

2021-08-30
On July 30, Zaza Mekhrishvili, a civil activist, reported that he had been physically assaulted by the Khashuri City Council Chairman, Mikheil Janashvili. Mekhrishvili claims that in addition to Janashvili, he was also physically abused by high-ranking officials of Khashuri City Hall. Particularly, Sergo Laliashvili, who heads the Economy Service of the City Hall, and Kote Pruidze, who is the head of the Culture Service. According to Mekhrishvili, the controversy was caused by ...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Batumi
Incident Category: Intimidation

2021-08-30
The owner of the Batumi office of the party "For Georgia" demanded the party to leave the venue. The reason for the decision was stated to be the information spread in the media about Gakharia`s possible connection with the National Movement. He said that situation that was at the time of signing the contract and that is now is radically different.

The chairma...

POSSIBLE DISMISSAL OR FORCED RESIGNATION ON POLITICAL GROUNDS

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Tskaltubo
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-08-30
On July 16, Gia Basiladze, the head of the warehouse of the Tskaltubo Service Center of the United Water Supply Company of Georgia, demanded a resignation of Papuna Asatiani citing his son`s political choice as the reason. The head of the service also told him that if he did not leave voluntarily, he would not find it difficult to find a reason for his dismissal.

Papuna Asatiani`s son is currently a member of the Party "for Georgia”. It should ...