DRI: The different decision made regarding two participants in Racha protests lowers the standard of protection of freedom of expression
On December 15, 2023, Tbilisi City Court declared a decision regarding the 3 persons arrested at the rally against the sale of Racha forests. Judge Meri Guluashvili terminated proceedings against one activist, and fined two persons GEL 2000. 
DRI: The Prosecutor's Office of Georgia should launch an investigation into the killing of Vitali Karbaia

43-year-old Vitali Karbaia, a resident of the village of Tsarche, Gali district, died of injuries sustained as a result of a severe beating by the Gali de facto militia.

DRI: The source of funding of Alt-Info, which has the aim of cooperating with a hostile state, should be a matter of interest to the authorities

In 2023, like the amount donated, the number of donors also drastically reduced. From January 2023 to November 2023, the Conservative Movement received 43 donations, while in 2022 this figure was 558.

DRI: The court ruling relating to Racha protesters is a positive precedent in terms of protection of the right to peaceful assembly

The court terminated proceedings against 6 persons and applied only verbal reprimands against 2 persons.

DRI: Russia is de facto using Abkhazia's energy crisis to annex strategic facilities
An energy crisis has started in Abkhazia. As winter is approaching, the Russian Federation has demanded payment for the electricity supplied to the de facto authorities of Abkhazia. 
DRI: The authorities are illegally restricting the freedom of assembly and expression of the partcipants in the Racha protests
DRI considers that the authorities, from the very the beginning of the protests, used disproportionate force against peaceful protesters, who have not resorted to violence at any stage of the protests.
DRI: 1135 days of Irakli Bebua’s illegal imprisonment

The Democracy Research Institute considers that the efforts of the Georgian authorities to release Irakli Bebua, who is illegally imprisoned in Abkhazia, are ineffective and insufficient.

The authorities’ ineffective response to another victim of the Russian occupation is striking
The Russian occupation has another victim - representatives of the Russian occupation forces shot dead Tamaz Ginturi, a resident of the village of Kirbali. 
Appeal of Georgian non-governmental organizations to the European Commission
We, the undersigned Georgian NGOs, share a common mission: to safeguard and advocate for the interests of Georgian citizens and to promote and instill European democratic values in Georgia.
DRI condemns discrimination of political opponents by Georgian Dream on the ground of gender
Obscene and discriminatory statements made by the representatives of the parliamentary majority against female opposition MPs went beyond the scope of freedom of political speech and debate.