IDPs eviction postponed till may
03 February, 2011
IDPs eviction postponed till may

By now hundreds of IDPs have applied to several foreign embassies for political asylum. In parallel, the evicted IDPs are preparing for large-scale protest actions in front of the Parliament in a few days. Their demands have not changed. They want shelter or money and no resumption of their eviction which is currently put on temporary hold.

IDPs and their supporters are looking forward to the rally in front of the Parliament in the next few days to discuss already

undertaken steps and future plans.
During one of such information actions the IDPs talked about the threats on the part of Georgian MIA officers though the law enforcers deny the accusations. The action brought together around one hundred refugees. They demanded financial compensation or a place for a residence with employment opportunities.
Last week witnessed the start of IDP eviction process under the order of high ranking Governmental officials. The IDPs were evicted from several buildings located in different districts of the capital. Since then, several protest rallies have already taken place at the Parliament building. Their actions were enforced by several opposition political groups.
A certain number of IDPs has finally decided to escape the unbearable situation by turning to foreign embassies and seeking political refuge abroad. Even though the IDP eviction process is halted so far, the resettlement list has another four sites to be emptied of IDPs living there.
The problem attracted attention of non-governmental organizations working on IDP issues. According to Marina Kvaratskhelia, representative of one of such NGOs, at last the Government postponed the eviction resumption date till May. She said that those IDPs who had already been evicted are actually abandoned to streets. They stay in the open. The evictees declined to accept options offered to them because of the horrible living conditions in respective obtainable places. Today some of them were sheltered by relatives; others were impelled to rent rooms to live somewhere. Besides, the IDPs claimed that they lost many of their belongings during the eviction process.
Unbearable living conditions force some IDPs to ask various embassies to grant them the status of political refugees. Their applications are already filed at German and French embassies. Similar applications are planned to be sent to the American embassy too. Apart from asylum requests, these applications highlight the current situation in Georgia.
As for the threats, according to one of the IDPs, after repeated participation in the rallies he or she was contacted by the law enforcers with a warning to keep away from the protest rallies. It turns out that law enforcers are getting in touch of even heads of NGOs. Merab Kekelia, Head of Civil Movement of IDPs, who last summer called people to join protest rallies in support of IDPs, was phoned by law enforcers.
“I live in a ramshackle administrative building of one of the governmental agencies located near the airport. Sewerage is not working. There is no water. We live in an extremely dire situation. We were requesting resettlement to other places all the time. But we demand normal living conditions in the capital. Due to such appalling situation our settlement also plans to request political asylum from either American or German embassy. One man called me up. Unfortunately, I do not know his name. He said he was the head of Samgori district investigation unit in the Capital. He threatened that he would have me arrested. After the summer the call was not repeated. Apparently, they moved on to bully others. Indeed, they did it after a protest rally held several days ago in response to the eviction of IDPs from Bagebi area of the Capital.
According to Dimitri Omanadze, one of the activists of Civil Movement of IDPs, several MIA officers dressed in plain clothes, visited him in his home and warned him to stop inciting the people to rebel. Omanadze says that the visitors brought with them a camera and filmed him and his family members, as well as the home surroundings, explaining it was their duty to shoot the film. The MIA denies the accusations. Shota Khizanishvili, Head of the Ministry administration claims that they would react immediately to any such proven report. However, no such report has reached them so far.


Other Stories
Unprecedented move by Cartu Group to nullify debts for 600 000 Georgian citizens
The Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze announced on the 19th of November that the bank debt of over 600,000 Georgian citizens, including those on a so-called ‘Black List’ will be annulled.
Welcome to the presidential election circus in Georgia
Before the first round of presidential elections took place, the ruling party “Georgian Dream” was certain of success.
Kazbegi National Park is to be substantially expanded
A substantial extension of the Kazbegi National Park has come one step closer. Last week, a new bill overcame the first of three parliamentary hurdles.
Mikheil Saakashvili wants to return to Georgia and clear his name
The former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili talked in an interview with Euronews about his plans for the time after the presidential election.
International observers about the presidential election in Georgia
The presidential election took place on the 28th of October in Georgia.
First Ladies of Independent Georgia
The presidential election took place on the 28th of October in Georgia. It was the last election in which the president will be selected by popular vote.
Funny incidents on Election Day in Georgia
The presidential election took place on the 28th of October in Georgia.
Deadline for the second round of presidential elections in Georgia is December 2
Presidential elections were held on the 28th of October in Georgia. None of the candidates managed to get majority of votes, so the second round of elections is to be appointed.
The USA National Security Advisor John Bolton is in Georgia
National Security Advisor of the United States John Bolton visited Georgia today.
People are detained at the Cannabis Festival
Today, Georgian political movement Girchi holds an event in the Dedaena Park called the Cannabis Festival.
Top safest countries and Georgia is among them - new survey says
Georgia is among the safest countries in the world. This fact is substantiated by various surveys and researches.
Who is interested in the cultivation of cannabis in Georgia?
Several weeks ago the government announced about its initiative to legalize the cultivation of medical marijuana in Georgia.
Fight in Gori – head of administration uses a bin full of manure
There was an incident yesterday in Gori municipality, Georgia at the entrance of the municipality building.
2 Georgian detainees freed from the Tskhinvali prison
Georgian detainees Maia Otinashvili and Akaki Dotiashvili are freed from the Tskhinvali prison. They had been accused of illegally crossing a so-called the borderline into the occupied Tskhinvali region.
Georgia might provide Far East countries with armored vehicles
LEPL State Military Scientific-Technical Center "Delta" might provide several Far East countries with armored vehicles, - “Delta” has informed InterPressNews about it.
Who can be the next first lady of Georgia?
On the 28th of October, presidential elections will be held in Georgia. The last elections in October 2013 resulted in a victory for Giorgi Margvelashvili, a candidate of the Georgian Dream (the ruling party).
Another Georgian kidnapped at the occupational line, stays detained
Maia Otinashvili (a mother of three children) was detained in her own garden on the 19th of September. Eyewitnesses claim that she was kidnapped by armed people with masks.
Fight broke out in the Georgian TV show
Fight in the Georgian Show Archevani (a choice) broke out between the guests yesterday.
7 amendments that come in force today in Georgia
On the 1st of October, 7 new amendments come in force in Georgia.
Speaker of the parliament plays Knockin' on Heaven's Door
What do the politicians do when they have free time? It is an interesting issue in every country.
What are the new New Year decorations for Tbilisi
New Year decorations and its price in Tbilisi is always a matter of discussion in the capital.
Mamuka Bakhtadze gives a speech at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly
Mamuka Bakhtadze, the prime minister of Georgia is attending the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly from the 24th of September.
Georgia will ban use, import and production of plastic bags
The Georgian government has decided to tighten rules regulating use of plastic bags in Georgia.
The parliament returns to Tbilisi
The Parliament of Georgia will continue working in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia from January 2019. Currently, the building is located in Kutaisi (west Georgia).
Mamuka Bakhtadze is visiting the USA within the working visit
The Georgian PM Mamuka Bakhtadze Brought a wreath to the tomb of the Georgian military serviceman John Malkhaz Shalikashvili.
Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Other Stories
On 26 May, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, joined celebrations in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi
Violation of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by Assad regime has been strictly criticized
Exactly one year ago, Georgia was granted visa-free travel with the European Union.
Georgia’s ex-president president Mikheil Saakashvili's supporters managed to free detained Mikheil Saakashvili in the center of Kiev.
The US Ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly congratulates Georgia on Independence Day.
The regulations on the introduction of visa-free travel for citizens of Georgia have been officially signed in Brussels.
The entire Georgia is involved in Secret Santa game, which means that people are sending gifts to each other secretly
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia is taking part in NATO Ministerial underway in Brussels, Belgium.
A special squad has been mobilized at the 48th polling station in Marneuli, Kvemo Kartli region.
Two politicians in Georgia have come to blows during a live TV debate ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections, Euronews reports.
GEL Exchange
December 2018
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30