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News from the Human Rights House in Tbilisi - 2014

Image: IDPs residing in Tskaltubo request new accommodations

IDPs residing in Tskaltubo request new accommodations

Internally displaced people from the occupied territories residing in the former buildings of the sanatoriums Friendship and Metallurgist in Tskaltubo district request new accommodations - the buildings of the former sanatoriums are in poor conditions. The Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees offered the IDPs to resettle in other regions of Georgia. Some of the IDPs do not want to leave Tskaltubo, saying they have buried their relatives there and have lived in the district for a long time. 03 Dec 2014 »

Image: Problems regarding mental health in Georgia

Problems regarding mental health in Georgia

Most of the people with mental disorders are isolated from the society. For complete recovery they need psycho-social rehabilitation and integration in the society; nevertheless the state does not do anything in this direction. According to official information, only 1% of the funds allocated for mental health care are spent on the rehabilitation programs. Beneficiaries of the Center believe the allocated funds are not enough for their social integration. 25 Nov 2014 »

Image: Zestaponi awaiting ecological disaster

Zestaponi awaiting ecological disaster

The population in Zestaponi protest over the polluted environment and calls on the government to react on this issue. The ecological problems in Zestaponi were caused by throwing remains of natural deposit in the territory of an old agricultural market. According to the local healthcare agency the number of cancer diseases have increased because of this pollution. On June 15, 2013 local authorities decided to demolish the old market in Zestaponi and move it to another place. More than 200 private owners lost their source for everyday income with this unexpected decision of the local government. After the deconstruction, huge amount of remains of natural deposit, buried in the territory during soviet time, was removed from the ground. The remains were recycled and only radiation garbage was left. Locals protest both the demolished infrastructure and the pollution of the environment. According to the local healthcare agency, the number of cancer diseases is drastically increasing every year. 21 Nov 2014 »

Image: Controversy in the village Mokhe on religious grounds

Controversy in the village Mokhe on religious grounds

There is a conflict between Muslim and Orthodox Georgians in the village Mokhe in Adigeni district. The reason for the conflict is a half-ruined building, where the local administration planned to open a library. Muslims claimed it was a mosque in the past, and that if a library starts functioning there it will insult their religious feelings. The building was being reconstructed at the same time as a protest rally of the local population was finding place, which finally resulted in the police arresting several protesters. The monitoring group of the Public Defender’s Office reported that the patrol police officers exceeded their power when detaining the participants of this peaceful demonstration. 13 Nov 2014 »

Image: Domestic violence increased in Georgia

Domestic violence increased in Georgia

According to official data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia [MIA], 77 incidents of physical and 122 incidents of psychological violence in families were observed from January to June 2014 in Georgia. About 30 women were killed as a result of domestic violence the last year. 07 Nov 2014 »

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