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Friday, April 15
Strasbourg Court Delivers Decision regarding Girgvliani’s Case

The Strasbourg Court has delivered a decision regarding the case ‘Enukidze and Girgvliani against Georgia’. However, the content of the decision is not known yet, 24 Hours reports.

The European Court delivered the decision on March 22, Lawyer Shalva Shavgulidze told InterpressNews. The content of the decision will be available to the plaintiff on April 26. Shavgulidze says the text of the decision will be published on the website of the European Court.

The lawsuit was submitted to the Strasbourg Court in the summer of 2007.

Lawyers are demanding moral compensation and recognition of violation of the following European Convention articles: right to life, right to fair court, right to defence, and prohibition of torture. Lawyers are also demanding a repeated investigation of the case.

Sandro Girgvliani was abducted and tortured to death by employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia in January 2006. Four persons were detained and sentenced to 6-year imprisonment regarding the case. However, later their penalty was halved on the basis of a presidential pardon, while they were paroled in 2009.

Labour Party Calls on Participants of NATO Ministerial to Exercise Pressure on Georgian government

The Labour Party calls on the participants of the NATO Ministerial to exercise pressure on the Georgian government in order to hold impartial elections, 24 Hours reports.

The Labour Party will send a letter to the participants of the Ministerial and members of the NATO-Georgia commission, where the party will express its view regarding the necessary steps for conducting impartial elections in the country, Nestan Kirtadze, International Secretary of the party has said at the briefing today.

According to Kirtadze, participation in the elections should become obligatory for all citizens; repeated counting of votes should be exercised in case of necessity; the discussion of electoral disputes should be held in a special commission set up by international organizations.