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22 Mar. Thursday
Georgian MFA: Negotiations on Non-Use of Force Statement ‘Not Over’
The next round of the Geneva International Discussions is scheduled for March 27-28, 2018.
Parliament Adopts Bipartisan Resolution on Human Rights Violations in Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
The resolution tasks the Government of Georgia with compiling the so called “Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili List.”
Patriarchate, Rights Groups Divided over Rustavi 2 TV Assault
Five persons apprehended over the Monday assault face criminal charges.
21 Mar. Wednesday
Tatunashvili ‘Presumably’ Tortured, Forensic Expert Says
Irakli Toidze, who attended the examination yesterday, says the body had multiple injuries.
Georgian Leaders Congratulate Azerbaijani Co-Citizens on Nowruz Celebrations
Nowruz, a holiday marking spring equinox, is widely celebrated by a large Muslim community in Georgia.
Tatunashvili’s Body Released to Family
Reports have emerged that Archil Tatunashvili had signs of being tortured.
20 Mar. Tuesday
Tatunashvili’s Body Transferred to Georgian Authorities
The thirty-five-year-old Georgian citizen died in Tskhinvali custody on February 22.
Six Detained after Assault on Rustavi 2 TV Journalists
The Public Defender and the civil society organizations call for timely investigation of the incident.
Cyprus House Speaker Holds Bilateral Meetings in Tbilisi
Demetris Syllouris reaffirmed the country’s support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Putin Secures Over 90% of Votes in Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
A total of thirty-three polling stations were opened in the two regions for Russian presidential election.
19 Mar. Monday
Public Defender to Probe into Harassment Allegations against Prominent Rights Activist
Zviad Devdariani, head of the Civil Development Agency, denies the claims, says he was blackmailed.
Abkhazia, S.Ossetia Vote in Russian Presidential Polls
The Georgian Foreign Ministry says the election is “a yet another step towards factual annexation.”
18 Mar. Sunday
U.S. Navy Ship Makes Port Call in Batumi
The vessel will stay in Georgia until March 20.
17 Mar. Saturday
UK Ambassador to Georgia on Salisbury Incident
Justin McKenzie Smith on the British response to the Novichok nerve agent use in Salisbury.
16 Mar. Friday
Majority, Opposition Lawmakers Agree on Russia Resolution
The Parliament of Georgia is to adopt the joint resolution next week.
Azerbaijani, Georgian, Iranian, Turkish FMs Pledge Closer Ties
The quadrilateral format will strengthen regional cooperation, the Georgian Foreign Minister says.
Georgian MFA: Crimea Annexation ‘Disregards’ International Law
The Foreign Ministry issued a statement regarding the four-year anniversary of Crimea annexation.
SG Jens Stoltenberg on Georgia-NATO Relations
NATO Secretary General says he is impressed by reforms, readiness to engage in a dialogue with Russia.
15 Mar. Thursday
Opposition Parties Press Govt on Moscow Appeal
Twelve parliamentary and non-parliamentary opposition parties voice their concerns over PM’s dialogue offer.
Georgia, Sweden to Sign Convict Repatriation Deal
The interstate agreement will reportedly be concluded in two months time.
Religious Leaders Concerned over Alleged Desecration of Catholic Symbols in Vale
Public Defender Nino Lomjaria called for a prompt and an effective investigation into the matter.
14 Mar. Wednesday
Georgian President Visits Washington DC, Meets Lawmakers, Think Tank Community
Giorgi Margvelashvili met with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and a number of other U.S. legislators.
PM Kvirikashvili: Russian Response ‘Leaves Room for Dialogue’
FM Janelidze says Tbilisi is ready for higher-level engagement at the Geneva International Discussions.
Ruling Party Names Candidate for MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will compete for a parliamentary seat in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
13 Mar. Tuesday
CSOs: PM’s Russia Appeal ‘Hardly Understandable’
The Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia calls on the authorities to be more ‘concrete’ on its plans on Russia.
Tbilisi Responds to Russian MFA Statement
Officials say they expected “pragmatic” approach, opposition slams them for weakening Tbilisi’s positions.
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