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.

DRI: The Patriarchate manipulates the authority of the Church in the run-up to the elections

The statement by the head of the public relations department of the Patriarchate, according to which, the church can directly tell the parishioners how to behave in the elections, is contradicts legislation of Georgia.

24-year-old Anri Ateiba allegedly dies as a result of violence in Abkhazian isolator

On August 12, Anri Ateiba, born in 1996, was found unconscious in the temporary detention isolator of the de facto Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Gagra district. The young man died on September 14.

Russian soft power gets active in Gali
The population of Gali has been facing problems relating to documentation since 2017. As most of them refuse to renounce their Georgian citizenship, they cannot receive the so-called Abkhazian citizenship either
DRI addresses Parliament with initiative to establish fact-finding commission
The Democracy Research Institute has addressed the Parliament of Georgia with an initiative to establish a fact-finding commission relating to the cases of wiretapping and spread of recordings. 
DRI: Illegal wiretapping and surveillance pose a serious threat to the development of the country
The Democracy Research Institute responds to the TV stories aired by TV Pirveli on September 12, according to which, the State Security Service exercises total control over public servants.
DRI calls on election entities to refrain from manipulating religion during election campaign
As part of the pre-election campaign, Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili often visits temples and chapels together with the political officials of the Georgian Dream.  
Political opponent assaulted in Tskhinvali
Alan Bekoev, who is actively involved in the so-called South Ossetian political life was assaulted and abused by a group of individuals in Tskhinvali in August 2021. 
August 30 - International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The problem of enforced disappearances in Georgia is mainly related to armed conflicts. Today, more than 2,300 people are considered to be missing in the country.



29 years pass since the beginning of war in Abkhazia
Today, on August 14, 29 years have passed since the beginning of an armed conflict in Abkhazia.