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PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Adigeni
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26
According to Levan Tatoshvili, Samtskhe-Javakheti coordinator of For Georgia party, sons of majoritarian and number four candidate on proportional list Koba Gelashvili - Nika Gelashvili and Akaki Gelashvili – are being threatened. Both were asked by their managers to write letters of resignation unless their father Koba Gelashvili withdrew his candidacy.

According to the head of the Adigeni headquarters, Akaki Gelashvili was asked to write a le...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Chokhatauri
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26
According to Lia Chigogidze, the head of the Chokhatauri branch of European Georgia, majoritarian candidate of Georgian Dream Zviad Mamaladze is exerting psychological pressure on two of their majoritarian candidates. According to Chigogidze, the majoritarian MP from Guria Vasil Chigogidze is also exerting psychological pressure on them, summoning the majoritarian candidates of European Georgia and asking them to withdraw their candidacy.

ISFED...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Ninotsminda
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26
Gayane Ovanesyan, the wife of Hovhannes Ovsepian, For Georgia’s majoritarian candidate in the village of Heshtia of Ninotsminda , told the party that he would not run in the election. She cited the fact that if her husband ran as a candidate, she would no longer receive hours as a local school teacher, and the family would face other problems as well.

Gevorg Babertsyan, the head of the Ninotsminda branch of For Georgia party and second on the p...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Akhaltsikhe
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26
According to the local media outlet Samkhretis Karibtche, governor of Samtskhe-Javakheti region Besik Amiranashvili is exerting pressure on businesses. The meetings with the businessmen were attended by the representatives of the Investigation Services of the Ministry of Finance and State Security Services. Consequently, during the period of 1-16 August, 87 business representatives from Samtskhe-Javakheti region donated a total of 661,000 G...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26 In early September, a kindergarten manager of a rural kindergarten requested a music teacher to submit a 10-person list of ruling party supporters from the neighborhood. The teacher refused. Per teacher’s will, ISFED is not disclosing the name of the teacher or the village. ...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Khashuri
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26
According to civic activist Zaza Mekhrishvili, he is being threatened by Mikheil Janashvili - chairman of Khashuri Sakrebulo and the second on the list of the ruling party, because Janashvili does not like his activity on the social network Facebook, where Mekhtishvili runs a page called "Khashuri is my city" and exposes Janashvili for corruption. According to the activist, several months ago Mikheil Janashvili physically assaulted him and a case was launched in this regard. Af...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Khelvachauri
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening, Other, Damaging campaign materials

2021-09-26
On 28 August, an advertising banner of Mikheil Bolkvadze, UNM mayoral candidate, installed near the sports school in Khelvachauri, was stolen. ISFED representative contacted Mikheil Bolkvadze. Bolkvadze told ISFED that the banner was close to the Georgian Dream headquarters, and Georgian Dream supporters had warned him not to install the banner in this area.

Bolkvadze has already appealed to the police with a request to launch an investigation....

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Ninotsminda
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26 Taguhi Vartanian, chief of the UNM Ninotsminda branch, said she and her family are under pressure and political persecution: her nephew Ashot Vartanian, who worked as a specialist at Ninotsminda Mayor’s Office, was fired during the 2020 parliamentary elections. In April 2021, Taguhi Vartanian`s sister-in-law Ruzanna Vartanian, who worked at the Ninotsminda Public Health Center, was fired. In mid-April 2021, she herself was dismissed from Ninotsminda Kindergarten. And, a brother who wa...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Zugdidi
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26 According to Tsira Chezhia, number one on the list of the Labor Party in Zugdidi Municipality, the local government and the State Security Service are pressuring members of the Labor Party to withdraw their candidacy. They are threatened with dismissal, cancellation of social assistance and planting of drugs. She forwarded sms discussion to the ISFED observer. ...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Khashuri
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26 According to Zviad Tepnadze, Khashuri mayoral candidate of For Georgia party, the investigation service of the Ministry of Finance has entered his companies. The agency became interested in the documentation of Teona Ltd and Bocatelo Ltd for the second time this year. Tepnadze says he and his family are threatened with liquidation and property destruction if he does not withdraw his candidacy. Tepnadze says he received threatening letters. He assesses these facts as politically motiva...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Samtredia
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26
On 19 September, Nika Sakandelidze, the majoritarian candidate of the political party Third Force - Strategy Builder in Ianeti-Bashi, was pressured and threatened. He was illegally deprived of his liberty and he was forced to withdraw his candidacy on the basis of his own statement. Threats were also made against Sakandelidze`s family. He was questioned by the police about the incident.

According to the party representatives, the news about Sak...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Tsalenjikha
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26 According to Gela Abuladze, For Georgia’s majoritarian candidate in Tsalenjikha Municipality, a politically motivated investigation was launched against him following his engagement in politics. Gela Abuladze has been running a family business (livestock) for many years and had previously registered a plot of land years ago. Currently, the investigative body accuses him of illegal land registration and had summoned his family members for questioning. ...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Tsalenjikha
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26 According to information provided to ISFED observer, Jgali-Medani`s majoritarian MP candidate from the Georgian Dream Lira Ghurtskaia, who is also Head of the Educational Resource Center, threatened to fire a teacher whose spouse is a UNM majoritarian candidate from the same village, unless he withdrew from the race. The candidate confirmed this information to the observer, but noted that, following negotiations, threats / pressure were no longer being used at this stage and that he w...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Tsalenjikha
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26 On 6 September, in the same majoritarian constituency, Dato Khasaia, nominated on behalf of the United National Movement, withdrew his candidacy. He is a teacher at the first public school of Chale community. According to UNM, due to the fact that Dato Khasaia was a very strong candidate, he was pressured. ...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Tsalenjikha
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-26 According to Lali Shamugia, the majoritarian candidate for For Georgia party, she withdrew from the race of Chale-Muzhava majoritarian district of Tsalenjikha municipality because of pressure, namely: State Security Services officials threatened to fire her son and son-in-law if she did not withdraw her candidacy. Lali Shamugia is a teacher at the first public school in the Chale community of Tsalenjikha Municipality. ...

POSSIBLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Tianeti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-26
Contract of Nino Gojiashvili, an employee of the Akhalsopeli village administration, expired on 1 August. It was not renewed.

According to Nino Gojiashvili`s brother, Davit Gojiashvili, a member of For Georgia party and a majoritarian candidate from Akhalsopeli, Malkhaz Sinjaradze - a representative of Tianeti mayoral candidate Tamaz Mechiauri - warned him that if he did not "stop", his sister would be dismissed. Nino Gojiashvili has been worki...

POSSIBLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED FORCING TO WRITE A RESIGNATION LETTER

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Kobuleti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-26
On 2 August, Leri and Mirian Katamadze, brothers living in the village of Kokhi of Kobuleti Municipality, who worked for the Adjara Criminal Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, were summoned late at night by Khvicha Kadagidze, the head of the Batumi Division, and requested to write a resignation letter without explaining the reasons for such a decision. According to the brothers, they were fired because they were appointed during the time of Konstantine Ananiashvili, wh...

POSSIBLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Gori
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-26
Following the expiration of the term of the director of the Gori Giorgi Eristavi Professional State Drama Theater – Givi Tsverava, the artistic director of the same theater Davit Chkhartishvili again nominated Tsverava for the position before the Minister of Culture. However, the Deputy Minister wrote a letter to the artistic director requesting nomination of a different candidate, noting that Tsverava had occupied the position since 2017 and "there were no tangible development...

ALLEGEDLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE FOR FIRING FROM THE OFFICE

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Gurjaani
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-26
Giorgi Solomnishvili, Shashiani-Vazisubani majoritarian candidate for the party For Georgia, who works in the Gurjaani Municipal Service - non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity Rural Waters, was called by the lawyer of the service Kote Martashvili and asked to write a resignation letter. Head of the organization Levan Tsintsalashvili requested the same and added, that if Solomnishvili did not resign voluntarily, he would be dismissed on the basis of an order. Giorgi...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PHYSICALS VIOLENCE

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Rustavi
Incident Category: Intimidation , Physical attack

2021-09-26
On 21 September, UNM supporter Ivane Gvelesiani was physically assaulted at the entrance of his apartment. He was diagnosed with a broken nasal bone and a concussion. He says that a representative of the Georgian Dream threatened him a few days before the attack. Gvelesiani is actively involved in the pre-election campaign of UNM mayoral candidate Davit Kirkitadze.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has launched an investigation under Article 126...