2013-02-26Court Provides Official Clarification to Gigi Ugulava’s and Davit Kezerashvili’s Case
Judging the motion against Tbilisi City Mayor Gigi Ugulava the prosecution failed to provide formal grounds for applying measures of restraint, reads the statement released by Tbilisi City Court upon the completion of the February 25 hearing of Gigi Ugulava’s and Davit Kezerashvili’s case.
2013-02-26Joseph Kay Accuses Davit Kezerashvili and Gigi Ugulava of Receding from Imedi TV
On February 23 the investigative service of the Ministry of Finance released former Imedi TV co-owner Joseph Kay’s testimony given in regard to illegal alienation of TV company Imedi. According to the investigative service the prosecution interrogated Joseph Kay on February 15, 2013 over the TV company.
2013-02-25Criminal Cases Launched Against Tengiz Gunava Have Been Merged
On February 22, by the decision of the Tbilisi City Court judge Khatuna Kharchilava, two criminal cases launched against a former head of General Inspection of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Tengiz Gunava have been merged as one case.
2013-02-22Lado Vardzelashvili detained
Lado Vardzelashvili, former Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, was detained with regard to the incident that took place on Nutsubidze Street 26 yesterday. Lawyer Gogita Gabaidze informed journalists about it having left the Tbilisi main police department.
2013-02-22Members of the City Council Majority Protest Summon of Council Members to Investigation Agency
2013-02-21Bacho Akhalaia Met with Applauses in the Courtroom
Preliminary hearing was held on the case of Bacho Akhalaia, Giorgi Kalandadze, Zurab Shamatava and five more accused at the Tbilisi City Court. The imposed charge was clarified to the accused and admissibility of the evidence was discussed at the session.
2013-02-21Human Rights Center Addresses to the Parliament of Georgia to Grant Status to Political Prisoners
“FIDH concludes as a result of analysis of the aforementioned cases that there are political prisoners in Georgia…” FIDH made this conclusion after having analyzed cases of eight former prisoners though these people have not yet received status of political prisoner. Soon, Human Rights Center intends to petition to the Parliament of Georgia on granting the status to former political prisoners.
2013-02-19Georgia: Hacker Case Raises Questions About Political Inconsistencies
In recent months, criticism has persisted that Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili’s government is allowing politics, rather than evidence, to guide criminal prosecutions of old foes. A curious case against a 19-year-old computer programmer, Vasil Jamalashvili, helps illustrate how that criticism has taken root.
2013-02-19Giorgi Arveladze: they interrogated me because an investigative movie was posted on my website
2013-02-19Archil Kbilashvili – More Than 700 People Died in Penitentiary Establishments in 2005-2012 and Big Part of Them Was Assassinated
2013-02-19TV-Companies Air Footage from Special Operation
TV-Companies Rustavi 2, Maestro, Public Broadcaster and Imedi-TV have aired footage from the special operation of 24 November 2004 when Amiran (Buta) Robakidze was killed and people accompanying him were arrested.
2013-02-18Court Authorizes Police to Bring Tbilisi Mayor before Investigators for Questioning
Tbilisi City Court has authorized law enforcement agencies to apply coercive measures to bring Tbilisi mayor Gigi Ugulava to the police station for questioning as a witness in connection to scuffles that broke out outside the National Library on February 8.
2013-02-12MIA Clarifies Procedural Laws to the Tbilisi Mayor
MIA replied to the statement of Gigi Ugulava, Tbilisi Mayor and news agency Interpresnews published full text of this statement.
2013-02-11Police Warn Tbilisi Mayor over Questioning
After Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava refused to appear before the police for questioning “as a witness” in connection to scuffles that broke out outside the National Library on February 8, the Interior Ministry warned on Monday that “coercive measures” might be applied.
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