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DRI: Pre-trial detention of Akaki Chikobava and Giorgi Khasaia, who were arrested on Kekelidze Street, is disproportionate
The first court session of Akaki Chikobava and Giorgi Khasaia was held on January 25, 2024. The Prosecutor's Office demanded the use of pre-trial detention against both activists. 
26.01.2024
DRI: The different decision made regarding two participants in Racha protests lowers the standard of protection of freedom of expression
On December 15, 2023, Tbilisi City Court declared a decision regarding the 3 persons arrested at the rally against the sale of Racha forests. Judge Meri Guluashvili terminated proceedings against one activist, and fined two persons GEL 2000. 
16.12.2023
Imposing a fine on Grigoriadis contradicts the practice established by the Court of Appeal and represents interference with freedom of expression
Restrictions on freedom of expression of this scale, accompanied by detentions and high monetary fines, will surely become a tool for repressing critical opinion.
28.06.2023
DRI appeals against the refusal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to provide information related to the March 7-8 protests
The Democracy Research Institute believes that the refusal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to provide public information violates the Constitution of Georgia and the applicable legislation, which guarantees access to public information..
15.05.2023
Georgian Dream decision to prevent creation of a fact-finding commission paralyzes Parliament’s work
The parliamentary majority has been trying to block the vote on the creation of a fact-finding commission in the Parliament of Georgia through procedural sabotage for the second day now. 
19.04.2023
DRI: Investigation into Lekso Lashkarava's death is unreasonably delayed
The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) is responding to the ineffectiveness and non-transparency of the unreasonably protracted investigation into the death of Alexandre (Lekso) Lashkarava.
15.12.2021
The Coalition calls on the Parliament to properly and timely implement the decision of the Constitutional Court
Access to judicial acts is critical for ensuring judicial accountability. 
22.11.2021
DRI: The decision of the Ministry of Justice to restrict Mikheil Saakashvili from participating in his trial is illegal

DRI is responding to the restriction of Mikheil Saakashvili's right to participate in court hearings in person and considers that the decision of the Special Penitentiary Service subordinated to the Ministry of Justice is illegal.

17.11.2021
DRI: The charges filed against persons arrested in connection with Saakashvili case are of a political nature
DRI is responding to the legitimacy of charges filed by the Prosecutor's Office of Georgia against three people as part of an investigation ongoing into the case against former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
08.10.2021
Georgian Dream violates the Charles Michel agreement and takes full control of the judiciary

The Democracy Research Institute notes that by appointing Supreme Court judges, the Georgian Dream will violate the spirit of the Charles Michel agreement and will contradict its literal meaning.

25.06.2021