About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 20:51 - 27 Nov.'15
Police Set Up Rallies’ Monitoring Center
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 8 Apr.'09 / 11:53

In an attempt to show its readiness for transparency the Georgian Interior Ministry has invited foreign diplomats to keep a close eye on police and protesters’ actions from a specially set up monitoring center.

“It will be a headquarters with police officials and foreign observers,” Shota Utiashvili, head of the Interior Ministry’s information and analytical department, told Civil.Ge on April 8. “CCTV cameras that have been installed on all the main thoroughfares [including on Rustaveli Avenue that will be a focal point of the protest rallies planned to start from April 9] will also be used for that purpose.”

He also said that the Interior Ministry had already received consent from number of diplomats on that type of cooperation, but he declined to specify.

Irakli Alasania, leader of Alliance for Georgia, said that the opposition was willing to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies through liaison officers from the both sides to provide security during the rallies. “During the protest rallies, those people, whom we will instruct to keep an eye on security, will have contact with local law enforcement agencies in order to avoid provocations. This is our desire,” Alasania said.

Utiashvili said that the Interior Ministry was ready for that type of cooperation with the opposition, but he also added that the opposition had not yet approached the Interior Ministry with that proposal.

Sozar Subari, the Georgian public defender, said on April 3 that his office would closely monitor situation during the rallies through 100-strong team of observers from his office and from number of nongovernmental organizations cooperating with the Public Defender’s Office (PDO) dressed in special uniforms.

Meanwhile, a group of non-governmental organizations, led by Former Political Prisoners for Human Rights, also set up a monitoring team under the name Public Advocacy with an aim to observe situation during the rallies.

Latest News
27 Nov.'15 20:51
Georgian, German Defense Ministers Meet in Berlin
In Berlin Khidasheli also met Chancellor Merkel’s foreign and security policy adviser Christoph Heusgen.
27 Nov.'15 17:48
Parliament Confirms New Chief Prosecutor
Irakli Shotadze, 32, became new chief prosecutor for a six-year term.
27 Nov.'15 15:41
EUR 100m EU Assistance Package for Georgia
New assistance package aims at supporting reforms related to the EU-Georgia Association Agreement.
26 Nov.'15 23:49
Informal Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting Held in Tbilisi
Ministers and senior officials from the foreign and healthcare ministries of EaP countries met in Tbilisi.
26 Nov.'15 23:13
Italy Ratifies EU-Georgia Association Agreement
Italy became the 27th EU-member state to ratify the treaty with Georgia.
26 Nov.'15 17:55
European Parliament Debates on Georgia
About two dozen MEPs spoke during hour-long debates in Strasbourg on November 25.
26 Nov.'15 14:50
Georgia’s Interior Minister Meets Azerbaijani President in Baku
Mgebrishvili met Aliyev in Baku on November 26.
25 Nov.'15 19:15
Sokhumi Condemns Turkey’s Downing of Russian Warplane
Both the Abkhaz leader and opposition bloc in the breakaway region released statements on the issue.
25 Nov.'15 17:53
Parliament Endorses Credentials of Two New MPs
New members joined the Parliament after winning October 31 MP by-elections in Sagarejo and Martvili.
25 Nov.'15 12:17
Tobacco, Alcohol Excise Tax Increase Planned
Government expects additional of GEL 90 million in tax revenues as a result of excise tax increase.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2015, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.