2013-04-08Witnesses Were Insulted and Threatened at the Trial on Bacho Akhalaia’s Case
Witnesses were interrogated at the essential hearing of Bacho Akhalaia’s case. People from the defense side and attendees insulted and threatened them in the courtroom. However, judge did not react on this violation.
2013-04-08Archil Kbilashvili – There Is First Motive to Question President
There is first motive to question the President of Georgia – Chief Prosecutor of Georgia Archil Kbilashvili stated in the TV-Program Press-Press of the TV-Company Maestro. He said the investigation unit has not yet made any decision with regard to the president’s interrogation though they already have evidence that the president possesses necessary information about some cases.
2013-04-08TI Georgia files a lawsuit against the Ministry of Finance
Today Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) lodged a complaint in Tbilisi City Court, seeking the annulment of the order #30 issued by the Finance Minister on January 25, 2013, as well as its subsequent order #4257 of February 6, issued by the Head of the Revenue Department. These orders have led to the restriction of customs procedures for small and medium-sized carriers, allowing Georgian Post to acquire a dominant position.
2013-04-05Giorgi Sibashvili Is Against Jury Court
On March 28, Telavi district court held preliminary hearing of Giorgi Sibashvili’s case, former Kakheti regional deputy governor. Judge Labaza Duishvili did not satisfy solicitation of the accused on dropping criminal prosecution against him and concluded there was not relevant ground of it at this stage. The judge stated that evidence provided by the prosecutor’s side gave enough ground to suspect that Giorgi Sibashvili had really committed illicit actions.
2013-04-03Public Defender Calls on MPs to Probe into Lopota Armed Clash
Public Defender, Ucha Nanuashvili, has called on the Parliament to set up an ad hoc investigative commission to look into armed clash in Lopota gorge in late August, 2012 and events leading up to that incident in which eleven militants and three Georgian troops were killed.
2013-04-01Solicitation Disappeared from Trial Protocol
On March 29, Tbilisi City Court held essential hearing on Davit Kezerashvili and others’ case. Kezerashvili’s lawyer Gogita Gabaidze protested the protocol of the March 15 trial. He said his solicitation on separating Kezerashvili’s case from others, which was satisfied by the judge, was not recorded in the protocol.
2013-04-01Trial on Davit Adeishvili’s Case Postponed
2013-03-30GYLA Representatives Blame Head of Adjara Main Department of the MIA in Their Physical Assault
2013-03-28Photo-reporters Irakli Gedenidze, Giorgi Abdaladze and Zurab Kurtsikidze Discharged from Accusation
2013-03-27Witnesses Questioned in Gunava’s Case
Witnesses of the prosecutor’s office were questioned at the trial on Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti regional governor Tengiz Gunava. They were questioned about the incident where person was slightly injured. According to investigation unit, Tengiz Gunava and his driver had an argument when Gunava wounded his driver Izoria in the leg with his service gun.
2013-03-26Trials on Former Deputy Governor Are Underway
On March 22nd, trials on Giorgi Sibashvili’s case, Kakheti region former deputy governor, started at Telavi district Court. Sibashvili is accused under 5 articles. Investigation unit blames him in the abuse of authority, illegal appropriation of state property and peculation that is punishable by imprisonment up to 11 years.
2013-03-25140 Million Lari Transferred to State Budget as a Result of Plea-Agreements
With the support of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) information about the amount of money transferred to the state budget via plea-agreements became available for the society.
2013-03-25Ucha Nanuashvili: “Unofficial Process of Exchange of Georgian and Ossetian Prisoners Started”
Unofficial process of exchanging ethnic Ossetian prisoners into Georgian people arrested in Tskhinvali prison has already started. Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili told Interpresnews about it and added that dozens of cases were observed where ethnic Ossetians were targeted to political persecution in Georgia.
2013-03-25Deputy Prosecutor Requests Elizbarashvili to Pay 6 Million Lari with Regard to the Case Launched in 2010
Businessman Tamaz Elizbarashvili alleged that Tbilisi deputy prosecutor Besik Tkhelidze demanded him to pay 6 million lari with regard to the case that was launched in 2010.
2013-03-25Press-Conference at Human Rights Center – Convicted Person Blames Roland and Bacho Akhalaias
Human Rights Center requests the Chief Prosecutor’s Office to study appeal statements of the convicted Mamuka Zarkua and victim Madona Kacharava and start investigation to estimate truth in criminal case.
2013-03-22History of Mortgage Agreement made on Five-Year-Old Child
Family of Kakhurashvili made mortgage agreement on their five-year old child’s property. Later, they decided to sell the house and cover the rest of the loan this way. That is when the family found out that they did not have right to sell the house or make mortgage agreement on it. Kakhurashvilis think that the mortgage agreement was made unlawfully and plan to submit complaint to the court.
2013-03-21Public Defender addresses the Chief Prosecutor with the recommendation to investigate facts of disappearance
In accordance with Article 21 ( c ) of the Organic Law on Public Defender of Georgia Public Defender of Georgia addressed the Chief Prosecutor to carry out effective and intensive investigation on criminal cases of disappeared individuals and to undertake subsequent measures on cases where investigation has not been launched yet.
2013-03-20Defense and Prosecution Presenting Their Speeches in Case of Gvaramia
At a trial held on March 19th the Defense and Prosecution presented their introductory speeches. Prosecution talked about factual circumstances of case. Defense Side called the accusations absurd. None of the defendants confess the crime.
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