Ivanishvili comments on the incident in Mereti village
The leader of the Georgian Dream Coalition, Bidzina Ivanishvili commented on the incident, which occurred in the village of Mereti, Shida Kartli Region today. Meeting of the leader with locals was disrupted due to a clash with some persons, who objected to his political views. Bidzina Ivanishvili assessed the incident as a provocation. `I would like the citizens of Georgia to be patient and efficient, this needs time to grant the label to Saakashvili of what he is - he is an autocratic leader, who strives for dictatorship, this should be considered and acknowledged in Europe and America. This process is underway. It is a pity that people are injured in such incidents; several people were beaten up today; we cannot stop all this and I cannot even give you a hope that such incidents will no longer occur,` Ivanishvili said.
Ex-chief of the PR department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Guram Donadze and his lawyer Kakha Shonia have already left the office of the Chief Prosecutor. The lawyer denied the preliminary reports about new charges against his defendant and defined that the investigation summoned them for precision of charges.
Georgian Young Lawyers` Association objects to the hasty discussion and adoption of the amendments to the Law on Higher Education. The NGO members say there is no need to speed up the process and adopt it without consultations with non-governmental sector, as it will be undesirable for the autonomy of the higher educational institution.
Governors of the villages of Kachreti and Makharadze, Gurjaani district of the Kakheti Region have been arrested by the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance. According to the investigation, Vazha Arutinashvili and Givi Ramazashvili gave over 50 hectares of pastures owned by Patriarch`s administration for rent illegally.
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President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili hosted the UN special rapporteur on the human rights of IDPs, Mr. Chaloka Beyani at the president`s palace prior to the discussion of the UN resolution on IDPs in Georgia.
Seven Georgian soldiers killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber explosion, will be buried today with a military honor. The mourning ceremony will be held Gori, Mtskheta, Rustavi, Kvareli and Martkofi, where the heroes were from.
Who will be the next rector of the Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University - the questions will be answered on August 16th - when the competition announced yesterday briefly after the resignation of the previous rector Aleksandre Kvitashvili is over.
Coffins of three Georgian soldiers, who were killed along with four others last week in Afghanistan, will be transferred to Gori Cathedral tomorrow. The clergymen will conduct holy rite, which will begin at 12:00. The civil funerals will begin at 14:00. The statement was made by the representatives of Samtavisi-Gori Eparchy Metropolitan Andria.