Along with formal declaration of the need to reduce political polarization by the ruling party, the persecution of civil activists, media owners, members of student movements and opposition politicians continues in the capital and regions of Georgia.
For more than 2 weeks, Tbilisi State University students have been protesting against the decision of the university administration to fully switch from remote to traditional education from May 2.
DRI condemns the illegal detentions of protesters outside the buildings of the Ministry of Health and the State Security Service of Georgia and calls on the law enforcement agencies to act within the framework of the Constitution and legislation of Georgia.
The Democracy Research Institute considers that the forcible transfer of the 3rd President of Georgia to Penitentiary Establishment No. 18 on November 8 once again proved the extreme politicization of state institutions and their irreversible degradation.
The Democracy Research Institute calls on the State Inspector’s Office to respond appropriately to the case if signs of crime are detected.
The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) is responding to the use of firearms and special equipment by police during the arrest of I.M., in the village of Sakulia, Tskaltubo Municipality.
The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) has submitted a report on the humanitarian and human rights situation in the occupied territories of Georgia to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.