Government begins distribution of electricity vouchers
Government of Georgia will issue and distribute electricity vouchers for over 1,200,000 subscribers of Georgia - Prime Minister Nika Gilauri announced at the briefing held at the Governmenty`s Chancellery today.
Prime Minister said cold winter and hard climate environment brought many problems to Georgian citizens, consumption of electricity increased as well as the expenditures. Considering these factors, the government of Georgia prepared a special program of vouchers.
Distribution of 20 GEL vouchers will begin this week and the Social Service Agency of the Ministry of Health and Social Care will be responsible for the process. 25 million GEL has been allocated from the state budget for this social program.
Nine persons have been arrested within the investigation launched after finding the scandalous videos of human torture and sexual abuse. The videos were along weapons and drugs in a secret store in Samegrelo last week.
Transparency International Georgia NGO has released a special statement regarding the decision of the Georgian judiciary to free the author of the prisoners` torture videos Vladimer Bedukadze from criminal responsibility completely.
Brother of Mikael Kadiyev, Ramzan Kadiyev says his brother was offered a deal in custody. In the interview with a Georgian newspaper Kvela Siakhle, Ramzan Kadiyev spoke about the details of the offer. Mikael Kadiyev was arrested for preparing a terror attack in Georgia and afterwards was charged with illegal keeping of arms.
The relatives of Iuri Kurtsua have been waiting for his release from the captivity of Russian occupants during past five days. The family says they have even paid a fine for `violating the borders of the occupied Abkhazia Region`.