2013-10-31Saakashvili Pardoned Davit Adeishvili
2013-10-28Bacho Akhalaia Sentenced to 3, 9 Year Imprisonment in Prison Riot Case
Bacho Akhalaia was sentenced to 3, 9 year imprisonment in the Prison Riot Case. Judge Lasha Chkhikvadze decided to impose the same punishment on other accused into the same case Davit Chakua, Revaz Charbadze and Megis Kardava, who are still sought by law enforcement bodies.
2013-10-28Former Diplomat Vakhtang Maisaia Requests Prosecutor’s Office to Investigate His Torture Facts
On October 24, Human Rights House Tbilisi held press-conference on the case of Vakhtang Maisaia, former political prisoner. The Military Expert appealed to the Prosecutor’s Office to start investigation into his torture facts during imprisonment.
2013-10-22Trial on Vano Merabishvili’s Case Renewed without the Accused Person
“If about 4000 witnesses, whose interrogation started today, will use cheat sheets, it is useless to ask them questions and holding trials in general? Place me in prison directly and finish this story,” Kakheti regional governor Zurab Chiaberashvili said at the October 21 trial at the Kutaisi City Court.
2013-10-21Judgment on Prison Riot Case to Be Announced in a Week
Court hearing on the case of prison riot in 2006 has finished. Judge Lasha Chkhikvadze said the verdict on the accused people Bacho Akhalaia, Megis Kardava, Revaz Charbadze and Davit Chakua will be announced in a week.
2013-10-17Oleg Melnikov Alleges He Was Tortured in Ukrainian Prison
On September 13, former senior official of the Constitutional Security Department of the MIA, Oleg Melnikov, extradited to Georgia from Ukraine, appeared at the trial on Sandro Girgvliani’s murder case. The accused person said he was in inhuman conditions in Ukrainian prison, was tortured and intimidated there.
2013-10-15Family of the Late Juvenile Prisoner Declines Suicide Version
An investigation was launched into the death fact of the juvenile prisoner in Kutaisi Prison #2. According to the preliminary information, Giorgi Dzvelaia, 16, committed suicide. Minister of Corrections and Legal Aid of Georgia Sozar Subari made statement about the accident during his visit in the custody several hours later.
2013-10-15Trial on Merabishvili to Be Resumed on October 17
Two satisfied and one declined solicitations, replaced judge and political statements from the seat of the accused person – trial on Merabishvili-Chiaberashvili’s Case was held in this environment at the Kutaisi City Court on October 7.
2013-10-09Akhalaia States Office of Prosecutor Is Dragging Out the Trial
Prosecutor Ia Darjania motioned for self-recusal at the trial involving prison riot case. She stated that she felt “psychological pressure” and therefore cannot be unbiased. Judge Lasha Chkhikvadze satisfied the motion, but stated that these actions are intended for dragging out the trial.
2013-10-08Prison System Ministry Accused of Illegal Eavesdropping on Detained Akhalaia
A leaked video from a surveillance camera in a prison cell where former defense and interior minister Bacho Akhalaia is held in pre-trial detentiontriggered accusations against the ministry in charge of penitentiary for carrying out illegal eavesdropping of conversations between Akhalaia and his visitors, including his lawyers and a lawmaker.
2013-10-08Judge in Akhalaia's Case Says Prosecutors Dragging Out Trial
Judge of the Tbilisi City Court, presiding over the trial into ex-defense and interior minister Bacho Akhalaia’s case, blamed the prosecution for dragging out the process and set October 17 as the final deadline for a prosecutor to present a closing argument.
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