The Ministry of Justice and the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia held a Christmas-tree festival event for children lacking family care. The event was attended by around 100 children from Tskneti, Saguramo, Dusheti orphanages and child refugees from conflict zones. A special concert was held in which actors playing roles of Santa Claus and other fairy-tale characters entertained the children and presented them gifts.
On December 29, 2010, the employees of Mtskheta Prosecutor’s Office visited the rehab center for children with disabilities and psycho-neurotic pathologies, located at St. George Mtatsmindeli monastery in the village of Dzegvi, and wished the children a Happy New Year and brought them gifts. According to Mtskheta Regional Prosecutor, Levan Salia, holding charity events on holidays has become a tradition for the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia.
On December 24, 2010, prosecutors of Tbilisi Old District Prosecutor’s Office and self-governance employees visited Tbilisi senior school #193. They wished the children Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and presented them school stationary goods and sweets. The schoolchildren held a special concert for the guests. The charity event was held within the framework of the Public Prosecutor’s Office project. The initiative of the Prosecutor’s Office was supported by the employees of the self-governance of Tbilisi Old District.
Batumi Regional Prosecutor’s Office took into consideration heavy social conditions of Gia Vardmanidze and gave him an opportunity to be employed and support his extended family. On December 23 Gia Vardmanidze started working in a construction company Orbi-Anaga in Batumi and his salary will total 450 GEL. Today, Batumi Regional Prosecutor, Avtandil Kiladze personally presented the new employee to the company staff.
Under the initiative of the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia students of Tbilisi State University took part in a simulated trial. Prior to the final trial, the students have undergone training at the simulated trial courtroom in the Prosecutor General’s Office. The students have been lectured by prosecutors of Tbilisi Prosecutor’s Office. In course of the training, the students were playing roles of defensive and accusing parties, as well as those of jury members. In addition, the practicing prosecutors held special lessons in order to better inform students on their responsibilities and specifics of court proceedings.
The free-style wrestling championship organized by Batumi Prosecutor’s Office finished on December 11, 2010. Around 70 students from Batumi, Kobuleti and Khevlachauri public schools took part in the tournament. The final matches were held at Batumi Sports Hall. All participants received diplomas, and Batiumi Prosecutor, Simon Gogilashvili awarded medals to winners and runners-up.
On December 7, 2010, under the initiative of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Training Center of Justice started simulated trial trainings. The courses will be attended by students from higher education institutions, and on the second stage they will take part in the simulated trial competition. Before the competition, students will be trained in general skills. Participants will be introduced to theoretical topics, will receive recommendations from practicing prosecutors and will stage simulated trials. On the final stage of the competition, the student groups will discuss fabricated murder cases in the presence of the jury and hold simulated trials.
On December 4, 2010, the Prosecutor’s Office held a sports competition for Mtskheta public schools students. The tournament took place at Mtskheta sports school and 160 students from public schools of Mtskheta, Dzalisi, Misaktsieli, Tserovani, Mukhrani, Saguramo, Ksani anda Galavani took part in the competition. Mtskheta regional prosecutor, Levan Salia awarded cups, medals and diplomas to winners and runners-up.
The Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Georgia and the Georgian Control Chamber disclosed a corruptive scheme. Law-enforcers, through operative investigative activities, detained founders of the medical company “Via-Vita”, Konstantine Chivchiuri, Ioseb Maisuradze, Merab Antadze and David Khabeishvili for embezzlement of 14 million GEL. According to investigation, detainees appropriated and squandered several millions of GEL while treating patients suffering from kidney deficiency within the frameworks of State budget-financed programs.
On December 1, 2010, employees of Khelvachauri Prosecutor’s Office and 20 students from the village Kakhaberi public school took part in tangerine gathering event. The prosecutors and teenagers visited Khelvachauri peasant, Shalva Beridze and helped him in gathering harvest. “Relations and contact with teenagers are highly important for us and this event is aimed at further widening of such partnership. Prevention of juvenile crime is of foremost importance for the Prosecutor’s Office and that’s why we try to spend more time with teenagers,” stated Khelvachauri regional prosecutor, Lasha Kldiashvili.