DRI: Humanitarian Situation in the Occupied Regions is Deteriorating under the Pandemic
Even though delayed, the de facto authorities have announced some restrictions against the threat of a novel coronavirus infection spread in the occupied regions of Georgia.
DRI: More Effective Work is Needed to deal with the Pandemic in the Occupied Territories
According to the Democracy Research Institute, due to the pandemic, the situation in the occupied regions is critical.
DRI: Restricting the media to access the villages near the occupied territories is unjustified

The Democracy Research Institute responds to the recent cases of restriction of media by the Central Government of Georgia to access the Kaspi, Gori, Kareli and Khashuri municipalities’ villages near the dividing occupation line.

DRI: Critical Thinkers are Oppressed in Tskhinvali
According to the information Democracy Research Institute was provided with, de facto authorities continue to oppress local journalists and civil activists.
DRI: The Only Checkpoint Near Perevi Village May be Closed in the Coming Days

 According to the information the Democracy Research Institute was provided with, the occupation forces might close the checkpoint near Perevi village (at Sinaguri) in the coming days.

Training for Civic Activists

On February 15-17, the Democracy Research Institute (DRI) organized training on human rights for civic activists from conflict-affected regions.

Akhalgori Pupils and School Personnel are forbidden to Speak in Georgian

As DRI is informed, Georgian citizens living in the occupied Akhalgori territory are denied from the right to education in their native language.

Call for Participants: Human Rights Training

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) announces the call for participants for Human Rights training. All the training expenses will be fully covered by DRI.

DRI: Tamar Mearakishvili's issue should be on the agenda for all parties involved in the conflict
The Democracy Research Institute states that the government's efforts to help Akhalgori civil activist Tamar Mearakishvili are inadequate and insufficient.
DRI: The State Does Not Show Proper Efforts to Help Genadi Bestaev

 Tskhinvali de-facto court sentenced to two years in prison to Georgian citizen Genadi Bestaev.