2013-07-04Childhood Friend of Bachana Akhalaia Questioned at His trial
Akhalaia’s childhood friend Giorgi Akhalaia was questioned at the trial in the episode of Businessman Zviad Abesadze. Giorgi Akhalaia denied the information about assaulting Abesadze in the restaurant Maspindzelo.
2013-07-03City Court Continues to Hear Gigi Ugulava’s Case today
Tbilisi City Court will hear Gigi Ugulava’s case tomorrow. InterPressNews was told by Tbilisi City Hall, the court will discuss removing “illegally obtained evidences” from the case. Prosecutor’s office accuses Ugulava of employing 750 citizens at “Tbilservice Group” and paying them salary and misappropriation of other’s property and legalizing illicit income by depriving Joseph Kay of the Broadcasting company “Imedi”.
2013-07-03Thea Tutberidze Questioned at Bacho Akhalaia’s Trial
Thea Tutberidze was questioned as a witness at the trial on former defense minister Bachana Akhalaia. She said investigative bodies oppressed accused Giorgi Kintsurashvili and Manuchar Daraselia ; they had personally informed her about it.
2013-07-02Three Former Senior Law Enforcement Officials Charged in Girgvliani Case
Charges have been filed against ex-head of Interior Ministry's department for constitutional security, Data Akhalaia, and two other former law enforcement officials in connection to Sandro Girgvliani murder case.
2013-07-02Tbilisi City Officials Sent to Pretrial Detention
Court in town of Rustavi ordered on June 30 to send four senior officials from the Tbilisi municipality, facing charges into the case of alleged misspending and embezzlement of GEL 48.9 million of public money, to pretrial detention.
2013-06-28Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi, 3 Other Municipality Officials Arrested
Deputy mayor of Tbilisi, Davit Alavidze, and three other senior officials from the capital city's municipality were arrested late on Thursday in connection to ongoing investigation into misspending and embezzlement of GEL 48.9 million, the Finance Ministry's investigations unit said.
2013-06-26Human Rights House Requests Early Release of the Convicted
Human Rights House Tbilisi addressed Joint Commission of the Ministry of Penitentiary and Ministry of Healthcare for early release of convicted Zaza Azariashvili. At the press-conference on June 25 at HRHT, Board Chairman Aleko Tskitishvili, lawyer Nestan Londaridze, former political prisoner Vakhtang Maisaia and sister of the convicted person presented journalists with Zaza Azariashvili’s case.
2013-06-25Witnesses Altered Their Initial Testimonies At the Trial on Bachana Akhalaia’s Case
Witnesses of the defense side – former commander of Senaki Battalion Davit Vekua and sergeant of the fourth battalion Irakli Jimsheladze – altered their initial testimonies made during preliminary investigation. Jimsheladze said he was intimidated during investigation.
2013-06-25Venice Commission Presented Recommendations on “The Temporary State Commission on Miscarriages of Justice of Georgia”
At its 95th plenary session Venice Commission discussed the draft law on The Temporary State Commission on Miscarriages of Justice of Georgia set up by the Ministry of Justice of Georgia.
2013-06-24MIA finds new video-tapes
Minister of Internal Affairs Irakli Garibashvili stated 21 June that law enforcers have found four more barrels with firearms, video-tapes and documents.
2013-06-24Victim of Torture Meets Requirement for Early Release
On June 25th at 12:00 pm, press-conference will be held in Human Rights House Tbilisi regarding case of Zaza Azariashvili. Lawyer of Human Rights Center Nestan Londaridze defends interests of Zaza Azariashvili within the frame of Project Free Legal Assistance for Socially Vulnerable Citizens of Human Rights House Tbilisi.
2013-06-21Appeal of the Charter of Journalistic Ethics to Interior Ministry’s PR Service
The Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics Appeals the PR Service of the Ministry of the Interior “to be more careful and moderate at the relationship with both the media and non-governmental sector.”
2013-06-20Bacho Akhalaia Demands Apologies
2013-06-20Defense Side Protests List of Witnesses on Gigi Ugulava’s Case
At the pre-trial process on Gigi Ugulava’s case, Tbilisi Mayor, the admissibility of the prosecutor’s evidence was discussed. The defense side requested to remove Businessman Joseph Kei from the list of witnesses.
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