2009-04-07Injustice Leaked from a Scandalous Pipe(part II)
Why Was Not An Inspection Arranged Under the Earth?
The Judge, the experts and the attorneys were discussing the details of the conclusion (#4580/18) of the numerous experts for two days and very often they were in a curious situation. The experts gave such strange answers to the questions that everybody suspected those experts may not have attended the examination; and suspected no expert examination really had been conducted. Finally, it was clear that the experts studied only the work that was performed above the soil while the most part of the work had been done under the soil. The trial witnessed the dialogue between attorney Aleksandre Baramidze and Mamuka Kalandadze, a specialist who participated in the repeated expert examinations.
2009-04-07Injustice Leaked from a Scandalous Pipe(Part 1)
On February 19 2009 Tbilisi City Court sentenced Professor Omar Kutsnashvili to four-years in prison The professor is 66-year-old and has been detained for 9 months already. He is the father of Zakaria Kutsnashvili, a former member of the Parliament of Georgia. Omar Kutsnashvili was arrested based on an anonymous letter to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the letter, an organization of which Omar Kutsnashvili was director, had appropriated state funds. The court could not determine if in fact there had been an appropriation but sent the professor to the prison pursuant to a charge of fabricating documents. The lawyers, human rights defenders and experts of economics think that Omar Kutsnashvili was not guilty of fabrication either and this judgment smells of politics.
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