Guram Sharadze

Guram Sharadze

Georgian philologist, historian and politician

 Guram Sharadze was born on October 17, 1940 in a village Gurianta, Ozurgeti (Makharadze) region, Georgia.

In 1958 he successfully finished No 3 secondary school in Makharadze. The same year he was enrolled in Tbilisi State University, Department of Philology and after its graduation with honors in 1963 he was enrolled in the postgraduate courses of Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature of Academy of Sciences of Georgia, specialty: old Georgian Literature and Rustvelology.

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Sharadze Guram

sharadze_guram_f.jpg (9754 bytes)Method of Voting: Party list; Block “Indusrty Will Save Georgia” (IWSG).

Born: October 17, 1940.

Addres: Parliament of Georgia, 8, Rustaveli Ave, 380018, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Education: Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Philology, Philologist, Pedagogue of Georgian Language and Literature.

Party membership: National Movement of “Georgia First of All”.

Parliamentary mission: Member of the Committee on Education, Science, Culture and Sport; Member of the Committee on Environmental Protection and Natural Resources; Chairman of the Parliamentary Interim Commission on Cases Relating to Compatriots Living Abroad and on the Return of National Values Existing Abroad; Member of the Parliamentary Interim Commission on Investigation on the Problems of the Tskhinvali Region; Member of the Parliamentary Interim Commission on National Concent; Member of the Faction of Entrepreneurs.




Georgia Collects Its History

A small gathering of Georgians and Harvardians at Houghton Library last fall watched as President Neil L. Rudenstine symbolically gave back to a delegation of officials from the Republic of Georgia 82 cartons of that nation’s historical state documents that the University had held since 1974. Most of the Harvardians on hand–librarians, scholars, and administrators–sipped their champagne and balanced tea sandwiches on napkins of Georgia’s red, black, and white with the benign smiles of people who find themselves present at somebody else’s great event. For the Georgians, the occasion was powerful.




Le Professeur Guram Sharadze qui fut l’instigateur de ce musée fort intéressant vient d’être lâchement assasiné début mai 2007 à Tbilissi.



Opposition party leader killed in Georgia

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Leader of 21st Century – Language, Homeland, Faith opposition party Guram Sharadze, 66, was killed last night in central Tbilisi, Georgia, a REGNUM correspondent informs.

Guram Sharadze was supposedly shot five times in front of Aldagi Company office. Under preliminary reports, Giorgi Barateli, born in 1977, suspected in killing Sharadze was detained shortly after the attack and confessed in the murder. He was reportedly wounded during the arrest, as he showed resistance to police forces. He was hospitalized.

As son-in-law of Guram Sharadze told reporters, Giorgi Barateli had been under Sharadze’s tutelage for several years. He was an orphan, and after Guram Sharadze started taking care of him, Barateli lived in his house and then was sent to Switzerland. “Giorgi committed a crime there and did not want to return to Georgia. They got him out of the pawn and brought back here. After that he took offence at Guram Sharadze and they had no relations in recent years,” Sharadze’s son-in-law told reporters.

Police started investigation, witnesses are interrogated. Supposedly, there is a video footage of the incident shot by CCTV camera at Aldagi office.


From Times Online

June 4, 2007

Guram Sharadze

Georgian academic turned opposition politician who was outspoken in his criticism of foreign influence in his country

Guram Sharadze, a Georgian opposition politician, was leader of the “Language, Fatherland, Faith” group and a prominent critic of foreign, particularly Western, influence in Georgia. He frequently denounced George Soros’s civil society work in the country. Guram Sharadze, Georgian opposition politician, was born on October 17, 1940. He died after being shot on May 20, 2007, aged 66.

Georgia opposition claim Guram Sharadze killing ordered by governmentGeorgia opposition claim Guram Sharadze killing ordered by government

An opposition party leader alleged that the fatal shooting of another opposition figure had ben ordered by the government, but the top government figures rejected the claim.

Guram Sharadze, head of a small nationalist movement, was shot dead in central Tbilisi on Sunday night.



Human Rights in Georgia

Three Versions of Political Assassination of Guram Sharadze

On July 20 it will be two months after famous politician, academician, writer and public man Guram Sharadze was assassinated. However, his family members were not interrogated yet. His lawyer is ignored and cannot interfere in the investigation process. The family does not cooperate with law enforcers and does not hope the investigation will be impartial. Relatives of Sharadzes are sure that the assassination of Guram Sharadze will be one more case in addition to those which are pretended to be investigated through.

On May 20, by day time, Guram Sharadze was murdered at the intersection of Shanidze and Melikishvili streets. One hour later, patrol police arrested Giorgi Barateli, an accused for the murder near Mrgvali Bagi in Vake District.


Numerous Witnesses of Guram Sharadze’s Murder: What Does the “Edited” Video Actually Show?

Nona Suvariani, Tbilisi

Almost one year has already passed since Guram Sharadze, famous Georgian Scientist, was brutally murdered in Tbilisi. The case has been investigated and the responsible person caught and sentenced. However, is the right person spending hard time or has someone been set up to take a fall for a crime he did not commit. The convicted murder is not considered as being guilty by the family of Guram Sharadze. They consider that an innocent person is behind bars. Rusudan Sharadze, the daughter of Guram Sharadze, cannot believe that her father was murdered by Giorgi Barateli. This begs many questions: What has Rusudan Sharadze found out since the death of her father? What do scores and scores of witnesses and video-recorded footage reveal about the murder? The Human Rights Center has interviewed Rusudan Sharadze.


Invisible Witnesses and Blind Temida
Detention of Giorgi Barateli

Madlen Macharashvili

Georgian Supreme Court passed final verdict on Guram Sharadze’s murder. The court did not satisfy the cassation appeal of the attorneys. It happened on November 14 2008. Maia Oshkhareli, chairperson of the court, judges Davit Sulakvelidze and Iuri Tkeshelashvili estimated that assassination of Guram Sharadze “was not important case for the development and establishment of single judiciary practice” (we cannot offer the reader explanation of the verdict in popular language). Attorneys of Guram Sharadze’s family are preparing appeal to Strasbourg Court. Before the Supreme Court, district and appeal courts were discussing the murder case.


Academician Guram Sharadze was murdered at the corner of Melikishvili and Shanidze streets on May 20 2007. He was shot three times and died on the place. The accident happened at about 8:30 pm and there were people in the street who witnessed it. Patrol policemen Levan Bochorishvili and Robert Paniev also witnessed the murder. The assassination of famous scientist was recorded by a video-eye installed on the building of Insurance Company “Aldagi” in Melikishvili Avenue. Tries to Get Public Information through the Court

Tbilisi City Court will discuss the appeal of the against Penitentiary Department today.
Tbilisi City Court reported to the Interpressnews, that first trial is scheduled at 5:00 pm, and it will be preparatory one. requests the court to order the Penitentiary Department to release requested public information to the news agency. More precisely, the news agency requested information about murderers of Amiran (Buta) Robakidze, Guram Sharadze and Giorgi Gamtsemlidze who serve their terms in prison. The news agency wondered whether they were released from prison early in term.


Assassination of Guram Sharadze Is No More Tabooed

Nino Mikiashvili
Based on recently discovered circumstances, Human Rights Center, family members of Guram Sharadze and their attorney, Gela Nikolaishvili, appealed to the Prosecutor General’s Office and requested repeated investigation of the assassination of Guram Sharadze. In a month we will know whether the prosecutor’s office has considered the appeal.
In parallel to it, non-governmental organizations are demanding punishment for the murderer of Guram Sharadze. On February 27 movement “November 7” organized a demonstration where representatives of the political parties and NGOs demanded punishment for the murderers of Guram Sharadze, Girgvliani, Vazagashvili, Robakidze, Gamtsemlidze and Shavadze.


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