Imereti. On January 22, the Georgian Young
Lawyers' Association has presented in the Kutaisi-based "Bagrat 1003"
Hotel the "Analysis of presumably politically motivated cases of criminal
and administrative offences". GYLA's study includes as criminal as well as
administrative cases. The organization has released the monitoring report in 2011,
which covers the cases of persons detained in relation to protests rallies and
their analysis. Monitoring has revealed substantial violations and negative
trends as on behalf of investigative authorities, as well as on behalf of
courts. In particular: detention of activists of opposition parties with
charges for illegal possession of firearms and drugs and resistence to police,
gross violations of defendants' constitutional rights, incomplete investigation
of cases, wrong qualification of crimes, unjustified decisions and identical
witness testimonies. In the process of monitoring the organization has studied
total of 21 cases concerning 55 persons.