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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...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PHYSICALS VIOLENCE

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

2021-09-26
On 21 September, two opposition supporters were wounded with a cold weapon during a pre-election meeting in the village of Gantiadi, Dmanisi Municipality, organized by the joint opposition candidate, incumbent Mayor Giorgi Tatuashvili. The wounded were first taken to a local hospital and then to Tbilisi.

Next day, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA) announced that it had arrested the son of a majoritarian Georgian Dream candidate ...

PRESSURE ON ISFED OBSERVERS IN KHOBI

Date: 2021-09-20
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Intimidation , Attempt of intimidation of observers

2021-08-30
On July 29, Givi Mikanadze, a member of the Georgian parliament, called ISFED a "low-standard" observer organization at a meeting with Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijani researchers after learning that ISFED long-term observer was also present at the event.

ISFED issued a statement on these facts and called on the ruling party to immediately stop putting pressure on the organization and its observers and reminded that conducting the activities ...

THREATS AGAINST A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-16 According to ISFED, a local coordinator of the Georgian Dream party threatened a teacher of one of the public schools following Lelo`s offer for this teacher to be a member of the Precinct Election Commission. The representative of the ruling party "advised" the teacher not to accept the proposal of the opposition party and rather to get engaged in support of the Georgian Dream, otherwise she would face some problems. The public school teacher wants to remain anonymous. ...

RESTRICTION OF OBSERVER ACTIVITIES

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Khelvachauri
Incident Category: Intimidation , Attempt of intimidation of observers

2021-09-04 The case of Khelvachauri, where ISFED representative was not allowed to observe the meeting, is especially noteworthy. The observer was informed that she was not on the guest list. The observer tried to observe the process from the outside, but soon about ten employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs came up to her and started to exercise psychological pressure, in particular, they did not allow her to take photos and videos and even tried to read his/her correspondence while usin...

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 ...