Melia 2 tasks and difficult process
The next day after leaving prison, Nika Melia, the leader of the United National Movement, became involved in the political process and began talks both inside and outside the party. How the consultations with party members and other opposition leaders end will depend on who joins parliament and whether the opposition unites in the run-up to the elections.
On May 13, when Parliament is almost two weeks away Holidays Will complete and return to the work process, most likely, the legislature will not yet have more than 30 deputies from the “National Movement” bloc.
According to Radio Liberty, the idea of entering the parliament in the UNM bloc has quite a lot of supporters, and this category also sees the need to use a parliamentary tribune before the self-government elections. However, the opinion of those who want to enter the parliament is divided: part supports the signing of the Charles Michel agreement, and part sees bypassing this process as a way to the legislature.
It will be relatively more difficult to reach an agreement on the external front, where no one will even consider the possibility of voting. Nika Melia must convince the opposing opposition political parties that it is necessary to unite forces in the upcoming self-government elections. And if he does not achieve the goal, Melia may not run in the self-government elections at all.
Read more In the article by Lela Kunchulia.
Confrontation in the Middle East: Hamas fired 130 rockets at Israel
Alarm bells rang again in Israel last night after the Palestinian radical group Hamas fired 130 rockets at Tel Aviv. This was preceded by an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip, where a 12-storey building collapsed as a result of airstrikes.
Overnight, the Georgian Embassy in Israel called on Georgian citizens to be careful in Tel Aviv and up to ten other cities.
According to Reauters, the US responded to the attack on Israel. The White House condemned the Hamas attack and said that Israel has a legitimate right to defense.
The Arab League has condemned Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip and accused it of inciting violence.
The situation has been extremely tense in Israel for the past week, following reports of the possible eviction of several dozen Arab families from East Jerusalem. This was followed by protests and confrontations with Israeli police, which later escalated into bilateral attacks.
Stay tuned for news on this topic on Radio Liberty In the news.
Registration for the first dose of Sinopharm vaccine will be suspended from May 12
According to the information published on the online platform of the Ministry of Health on booking.moh.gov.ge, the registration for the first dose of “Sinopharm” vaccine will be suspended from May 12. Today, from 20:00, it is possible to register for the second dose of “Sinopharm” vaccine. Georgian National Disease Control and Public Health According to the Center (NCDC), the interval between doses of “Sinopharm” vaccine is 21-28 days.
Vaccination with another Chinese vaccine will start in Georgia soon. The Vaccination Council supported the immunization of the population with the Chinese “Sinovak” vaccine. It has not yet been authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO), although Georgia has been vaccinated with the vaccine before the WHO decision Will start.
As for the rate of spread of the coronavirus, as the Deputy Minister of Health, Tamar Gabunia said, the third wave has already started, which is expected to last for two weeks.
According to the US, preparations are underway for a possible meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin
The US ambassador to disarmament, Robert Wood, said preparations were under way for a possible meeting between the US and Russian presidents, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.
Speaking at a UN conference on May 11, Wood said the two presidents “agreed to discuss issues related to arms control and security as part of discussions on strategic stability.” “They are in the process of preparing for these discussions,” he said.
During a visit to Baku, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed Wood’s comments and said that Moscow had made a proposal to discuss arms control and security issues if a bilateral summit were to be held. He also said that Moscow is still waiting for answers from Washington on any possible meeting.
Assel case – what does the accused say to the investigation? Suicide or murder?
The body of 26-year-old Assel Aitpaeva was transferred from Georgia to her homeland, Kazakhstan, on the night of May 11. Assel’s mother, Aisusu Aitpaeva, arrived in Georgia on May 9 to review the materials of her son’s death case and to transfer the body.
The last time he spoke to his daughter was two hours before his death. The mother said her son felt excited, though he did not tell the mother why he was nervous.
26-year-old Kazakh woman Assel Aitpaeva arrived in Georgia on April 27 for work. One week later, on May 5, he was found dead under the windows of one of the residential buildings on Kedia Street in Tbilisi. According to an official statement from the prosecutor’s office, on May 5, 56-year-old Besik Tordua raped a woman in Tbilisi under psychological pressure and threatened to kill her, after which Assel Aitpaeva jumped from the eighth floor and committed suicide.
Law enforcement officers arrested Besik Tordua on May 6. He was charged under Article 137, Part 2, Subparagraph B and Article 115, Part 1 of the Criminal Code of Georgia (rape, which resulted in severe consequences and led to suicide, threatening the victim with systematic humiliation of his honor and dignity), which is a punishment. Provides for imprisonment from 8 to 10 years.
The detainee pleads not guilty.
Assel’s mother is convinced that her son did not commit suicide. Says he was killed.
Read more In Nino Tarkhnishvili’s article.
The successful completion of the fight against the pandemic, obviously, depends on how adequate the government has information on the attitude of the Georgian society towards the coronavirus, whether it takes into account the opinion of the population and the stigmas associated with Kovid.
To do this, surveys are conducted around the world, which are often followed by professional analysis. Such research was conducted in Georgia, but has not been completed yet.
The guest of the program is Iago Kachkachishvili, a professor at Ivane Javakhishvili University, a sociologist, who tells us about a survey conducted by the Institute of Social Research and Analysis.