Imprisoned persons often have to pay certain amount of sum for submitting official correspondence to Supreme Council of Ajara A.R. As verified by the Commission of Protecting Human Rights, the above-mentioned issue represent a serious problem for the inmates and their family members, which is indicated by the lack of correspondence recently received from Prison.
Working on two petitions out of three new petitions referred in 2017 is stills continued in Ozurgeti Municipality.
Review results of the petitions initiated during 2016-2017 in the frame of the project “Petition – People’s Voice in the Self-Governance”, the drawbacks identified in practice were the issues on which the meetings were held in Lanchkhuti, Chokhatauri and Ozurgeti Municipality.
According to him, a prison employee having been systematically committing violence over prisoners is himself a prisoner now. Kakutia brought a case against other sufferers in the Court and won a dispute.
61-year old Amiran is a driver, having been employed on the cargo transport in Russian during years, having high salary and earning sufficient income for the family. Though, later as the result was drug-addiction has changed everything. He returned to Georgia, where due to his bad habit, family conflict became were frequent, which was also added by a heavy disease of his son. For covering his medical expenses he was forced to sell the house, remaining homeless, though failing to save his son’s life.
The family is socially unprotected. Zurab (name is conditional) has a wife and two minor children. For searching incomes for the family he has left for Turkey, though due to health state he failed to work physically and returned back home. His health problem started during his imprisonment period. After being released from prison, he has undergone treatment and became healthier, though he still has difficult with physical work, therefore he cannot perform all types of work.
Project for supporting former inmates has been implemented in four regions of Georgia more than a year. Former inmates, inmates’ families and probationers are applying rehabilitation service. Huge interest and involvement of beneficiaries towards employment and self-employment programs is expressed in the fact that it considers supporting launching of the enterprises through their employment in various private companies and their own companies with small grants.
At the web-sites of Khobi and Senaki Municipalities, an instruction was placed upon the persons authorized to refer the petition and the ways of filling in the petition.
Visiting the Todua Family in Samegrelo a head of the family met in his usual style, observing bee hives, organizing them and working silently, as if communicating with the insects. As he noticed the guests he gave a business and invited us for introducing with his favorite activity.
With the purpose of rehabilitation of former inmates, inmates' family members and probationers the project foresees supporting beneficiaries' employment and self-employment.
Bringing the Local Regulation in compliance with the regulation by the Government of Georgia, limiting application of public spaces and lack of green coverage – were main arguments, due to which the initiators requested proposing amendments in the Regulation