The letter of the Georgian Civil Society to the Ambassador of the United States to Georgia
On behalf of the civil society of Georgia, we would like to convey our deepest gratitude for your tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia.
DRI: Protesters in Batumi are being illegally detained

The Democracy Research Institute condemns the illegal detentions of the participants in the peaceful protest ongoing in connection with the entry of the ASTORIA GRANDE cruise ship in the port of Batumi.

Protection of the labour rights of miners is the responsibility of the Georgian authorities
Today, at 4:00 pm, a rally of Chiatura miners will be held near the Parliament of Georgia. Today's rally is a continuation of the 2-week protests of the miners, which had been going on in Chiatura so far. 
DRI: Arresting participants in peaceful protests threatens democratic values

According to the publicly spread information, on June 2, in the vicinity of the Parliament of Georgia, several people were detained for making inscriptions on a poster.

DRI calls on the authorities to release the protestors detained at Tbilisi airport as soon as possible

DRI echoes the arrest of the participants in the protest rally held at Tbilisi Airport and calls on the authorities not to use repressive police measures towards the peaceful civil protest expressed against the growing influence of the occupying country.

DRI: Georgian Dream continues its information campaign discrediting civil society
Today's statement by Irakli Kobakhidze proves that Georgian Dream intends to make labeling the civil society as an enemy a permanent part of his political activities. 
DRI: At least three articles of the European Convention were violated against Zurab Japaridze

According to the Democracy Research Institute, the extension of the detention period can serve to punish the detainee, to prolong the severe physical pain suffered by him and/or to try to hide his injuries from the public.

DRI: It is not possible to withdraw a draft law passed in one reading at the plenary session
The draft law "On Transparency of Foreign Influence" has already been adopted in the first reading. The Rules of Procedures of the Parliament of Georgia do not recognize the possibility of withdrawing a draft law adopted in the first reading.

DRI: The authorities grossly restrict freedom of assembly and expression

The Democracy Research Institute echoes the detention of protestors and representatives of the media in the vicinity of the Parliament of Georgia on March 2, 2023.

DRI: Release of footage containing Mikheil Saakashvili's personal data is degrading
On December 14, 2022, the Special Penitentiary Service released footage containing Mikheil Saakashvili's personal data.