In a few days, the Parliament of Georgia will hold the second hearing to discuss the bill on State Secrets; the author of the bill is an inter-agency working group, and the initiator is MP Irakli Sesiashvili (GD - Democratic Georgia). The bill, if passed, will replace the legislative act, adopted in 1996.
We are concerned about the oppression on civil society organizations. Crack-down on the part of CSOs, who aim to defend democratic values, promote freedom and equality as well as creation of European systems of the governance, has become particularly active lately.
Some of high-profile cases investigation processes have been prolonged without any publicly announced reasons. Therefore, Georgian NGOs jointly call on the Members and the Speaker of the Parliament to set up a commission to study these cases
On the press conference Giorgi Kldiashvili stated, that he has been recovered on the position of director of IDFI and called prosecutors office and ministry of Internal Affairs to investigate the cases of his illegal detention and pressure on him.
We, the under-signed, believe transparent, accountable and inclusive institutions are vital if we are to end poverty and protect the planet.
Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is addressing the issue of election of the new Chief Justice, which has already garnered growing public interest. The current Chief Justice’s term is up in February, 2015.
Giorgi Kldiashvili, Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) was arrested by the Department of Central Criminal Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia when he was transporting home his registered collection firearm (Luger P08, issued in 1921) after it was repaired at official arms shop.
Today the Ombudsmen addressed Public Prosecutor to close criminal proceedings against the director of IDFI Giorgi Kldiashvili.
Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is making a statement with respect to the arrest of Giorgi Kldiashvili, Director of the Coalition member organization - Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). It has come to Coalition’s attention that the court has found his arrest illegal and held that the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs had carried it out in violation of the requirements envisioned in law.
On December 12th, Department of Criminal Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia detained Giorgi Kldiashvili, director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) on charges of illicit carrying of firearms.
|13 March 2019|