The Democracy Research Institute continues to monitor the finances and donors of the far-right violent group Conservative Movement/Alt-Info. In August 2023, the radical movement received only one donation.
Artificial barriers to getting a pass push people to pay bribes. This corrupt mechanism is a joint economic activity of the local municipal and security services and is a heavy burden on the economically poor Georgian population.
The authorities’ late response to the citizenship termination procedures relating to Otar Partskhaladze only after the protest once again proves the influence of Partskhaladze on the state institutions, which is incompatible with the fundamental principle of the rule of law.
DRI believes that the circumstances related to the murder of Natia Bakhtadze and the investigation of the murder clearly show the alarming situation in the direction of women's rights in Abkhazia.
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.