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Records: 63
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Date: 2021-09-29
District: Tbilisi
Incident Category: Intimidation , Attempt of intimidation of observers

2021-09-29
ISFED observer Tamta Virsaladze was also employed at edu.aris.ge as a journalist covering education related issues. The publisher knew about her employment at ISFED very well.

Per instructions of the editor, she prepared a material for the site based on the study by ISFED that talked about non-renewal of contracts for the directors due to the politicization of the system.

Following the publication of the materi...

POSSIBLE VOTE BUYING

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

2021-09-26 On 11 September, Tskaltubo mayoral candidate Genadi Balanchivadze`s official Facebook page "Tskaltubo elects Genadi Balanchivadze" published information about the transfer of apartments to IDPs living in Tskaltubo and pointed to a site listing the future owners of the apartment. The mentioned information was not yet published on the official Facebook pages of Tskaltubo Municipality and the I...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

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

2021-09-26 Rusudan Kovziridze, director of the Terjola Student Youth Center, is a majoritarian candidate in the villages of Gvankiti and Rupoti on behalf of European Georgia. She was on leave when senior officials contacted her and told her that going into politics was not the right decision and advised her to refrain from political activities. Approximately at the same time, Rusudan Kovziridze received a message from the audit’s office about the planned audit of the Terjola Student-Youth Center...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

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

2021-09-26 On 11 September, during nomination of opposition candidates in Vani, there was an attempt to disrupt the pre-election meeting. According to the opposition, so-called criminal authorities and employees of non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity were involved in the incident. ...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

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

2021-09-26 In Abasha, at the end of August, the owner of the office rented by For Georgia party requested the party to vacate the premises for unknown reasons. In September Georgian Dream party rented the office. It now houses the youth wing of the party. ...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

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

2021-09-26
On 3 September, Lagodekhi Municipality Sakrebulo dismissed Salome Ghonghadze, chairwoman of the Social, Culture, Education and Youth Affairs Commission while she was on leave. Ghonghadze joined the ranks of For Georgia party on 23 August. According to Ghonghadze, she planned to retire after the end of her vacation. She assesses the incident as political persecution. Acc...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

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

2021-09-26
According to For Georgia party, their majoritarian candidate from Nasakirali Nona Tunadze withdrew her candidacy on the basis of intimidation and informed her teammates about this by phone. The party`s mayoral candidate Gia Tsetskhladze suggests that the candidate`s decision was linked to pressure and bribery involving the ruling party`s mayoral candidate Avtandil Talakvadze and his brother, MP Archil Talakvadze, who is directly involved in his brother`s pre-election campaign.<...

PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION

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

2021-09-26
Citizen Nuki Iakobashvili stated that For Georgia party included him in the proportional list for Adigeni Sakrebulo elections against his will. According to Nuki Iakobashvili, he is a supporter of the Georgian Dream and demands an investigation into the illegal use of his personal data against his will.

Levan Tatoshvili, Samtskhe-Javakheti...

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. ...