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Records: 26
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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 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.
...

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.
...

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. ...

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 ...