Preventing Far-Right Extremism in Georgia

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) has been implementing a project titled “Preventing Far-Right Extremism in Georgia” since September 1.

Epidemic situation gets extremely difficult in Tskhinvali – The region needs humanitarian aid
It has been a year and eight months since the communication and movement between Tskhinvali and Tbilisi has been reduced to a historical minimum. The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) considers that the pandemic is being used by the de facto authorities to isolate the region from Tbilisi.
DRI: The identity of the head of the Anti-Corruption Agency is unknown to the public and his declaration is classified

The identities of the head of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the State Security Service and his/her deputy/deputies are unknown. Even their asset declarations are classified.

DRI recommendations to the participants in the Geneva talks
The 54th round of the Geneva Discussions will be held on October 12-13, 2021. The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) believes that it is important to bring the issues relating to human security and fundamental rights to the forefront during the negotiation process. 
KGB conducts search in the village of Midelaani in Akhalgori district
As far as the Democracy Research Institute is informed, on October 8, 2021, a resident of the mountainous village of Midelaani of Akhalgori municipality was detained for 48 hours without any grounds. 
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.
DRI: All 116 villages along the dividing line should be granted special settlement status
The on-site study of the problems and needs of the local population of the villages located along the occupation line by the Democracy Research Institute made it clear that the local population suffer from severe socio-economic and infrastructural problems. 
Irakli Bebua to be released from illegal imprisonment in 2029
One year ago, on September 30, 2020, Georgian citizen Irakli Bebua was arrested for burning an Abkhazian flag in Gali.
DRI intends to check the work expertise of the Georgian Dream mayoral candidates
The attention of the DRI was drawn by the Main Accents TV story aired on September 12, according to which, the mayoral candidates nominated by the Georgian Dream party had held high positions in the law enforcement agencies in the past. 
DRI: Russification of Georgian-language schools continues in Akhalgori

On September 6, the schools of the Akhalgori district, which had been Georgian-language until 2017, started teaching in Russian in 1-8 grades. If the process continues in this way, schools will become fully Russian-language in 3 years.