For Immediate Release
New facts have surfaced concerning the infringement of local residents’ property rights in Mestia. Nearly 40 residents have complained that their properties rights have been infringed and their land illegally trespassed upon during the expansion of the local airport and construction of a water supply and filtration plant.
Transparency International Georgia publishes second blog referring how representatives of local Prosecutor’s Office pressured Sairme population during 2009-2010 in order to concede their land properties to the state.
Transparency International Georgia publishes the third blog about pressure on landowner in Gonio from Mr. Davit Charbadze the prosecutor of the Adjarian Autonomous Republic’s Prosecutor’s Office in 2011. The victim, Khatuna Kakhidze said that she and her husband were summoned to the prosecutor’s office and were requested to return her land to the state, which has already been sold.
According to information obtained by Transparency International Georgia, government representatives pressured land owners in Anaklia into giving up their lands during the period 2009-2010.
According to reports in the media today, Tbilisi City Hall is planning to liquidate the Tbilisi Development Fund. Transparency International Georgia, along with various other NGOs, often highlights the non-transparent activities surrounding various funds created by the Georgian Government, including the Tbilisi Development Fund.
Transparency International Georgia has credible information that agricultural land plots have been seized in the villages of Gvara and Alambari in Kobuleti Municipality.
In recent years, cases involving the violation of property rights have grown exponentially, and a number of reports have been published on this topic.