DRI: Tskhinvali security service searches Akhalgori schools
On June 13, the so-called security service of Tskhinvali conducted a search in Akhalgori municipality schools. According to the information obtained by the Democracy Research Institute, documents and textbooks were seized.
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.
Russian propaganda is gaining strength in Gali
The Democracy Research Institute wrote earlier that Russian propaganda and the process of ideologically winning the ethnically Georgian population over had entered a new phase in Abkhazia.
Parliamentary oversight of security institutions is flawed

On June 22, the Democracy Research Institute held a working meeting – “Parliamentary Control over the Security Sector”.

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. 
The authorities encourage violent groups
DRI believes that Georgian Dream's emphatically loyal attitude towards hate groups, which was manifested in leaving many incidents of violence without responding, was once again made evident on July 17-18. 
New Security Architecture in Europe and its impact on Georgia - one year since European Perspective

Three organizations - "Civil Idea", "Democracy Research Institute" (DRI), and "Democracy Index - Georgia" held a conference “New Security Architecture in Europe and its impact on Georgia - one year since European Perspective”.

Russia continues full financing of Abkhazia’s state security service
 the Russian Federation will fully finance the salaries and pensions of the employees of the state security service of the republic of Abkhazia until January 2026.
Direct air traffic with Russia - financial benefits of pro-Kremlin groups
The first flight from Moscow to Tbilisi was performed by the Russian airline Azimuth, the director general of which is Pavel Ekzhanov. Ekzhanov and Azimuth are sanctioned by Ukraine.
DRI: Russian "soft power" is still active - social aid was brought to Gali villages from Krasnodar region

At the end of May 2023, social aid arrived in Gali from the Krasnodar region, which aims to increase the local population’s support to Russia.