2013-06-07Former Deputy Blames Akhalaia in Verbal Assault of Riot Police Officers
Former deputy minister Shalva Janashvili was questioned at the trial on former minister of interior Bacho Akhalaia. Janashvili said that during one of the incidents Akhalaia verbally insulted a riot police officer.
2013-06-07Batumelebi Newspaper Sues Ministry of Internal Affairs
The Batumelebi newspaper sues the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia- the Netgazeti reports.
2013-06-06Bar Association Blames Penitentiary Establishment in Criminal Alliance with Investigator
Bar Association and lawyer Kakhaber Mumladze blame penitentiary establishment in illicit cooperation with the investigators acting during previous government. Chairman of the Bar Association Zaza Khatiashvili and lawyer Kakhaber Mumladze said at the press-conference today, they will lodge a suit against the administration of the penitentiary establishment # 8 and investigator Merab Anjaparidze and request to start criminal prosecution against them.
2013-06-05Recommendation of the Public Defender to the Prosecutor’s Office
According to Subparagraphs “b” and “c” of the Article 21 of the Organic Law of Georgia “On Public Defender”, Public Defender addressed the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia with recommendation to apply the court with petition on revocation of provisional arrest sentenced to citizen Anatoly Ch. and his release. In addition, to start investigation on alleged arbitrary detention of Anatoly Ch. citizen of Ukraine with the signs of a crime stipulated in Section 2 of Article 147 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
2013-06-03Former Head of Revenue Service Questioned at Gvaramia’s Trial
At the trial on Nika Gvaramia’s case, former head of Revenue Service Jambul Ebanoidze was questioned about the scheduled tax inspection at Electricity Distribution Company Telasi in the autumn of 2012. He said the order on inspecting the Service was later canceled and tax agreement process was launched with the Company.
2013-06-03Witness Had Surnames of the Victims Written on His Palm at Akhalaia’s Process
Head of the Unit for Particular Cases at the MIA, Colonel Simon Karchaidze accused former Minister of Defense Bachana Akhalaia of having verbally insulted riot police officers. During his interrogation, the witness had names of the victims written on his palm. This fact caused serious noise in the courtroom.
2013-05-31Arrested Senior Officials of the Agriculture Ministry Believe They Are Victims of Selective Justice
On May 1, Counter-Corruption Agency of the MIA arrested eight senior officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Ltd Mechanizatori – dealer of agricultural equipment; they were charged for the waste of budget funds, professional negligence and oppression on experts. The detainees were sentenced to pre-trial imprisonment.
2013-05-30Sergo Tetradze’s Widow Questioned at the Trial on Megis Kardava’s Case
Widow of the late officer Sergo Tetradze and officer Davit Londaridze were questioned at the trial on former head of Military Police Megis Kardava and people accused in the same case. Sergo Tetradze and Davit Londaridze were arrested and accused of espionage in September of 2011. According to investigation materials, MIA officers demanded them to make confession statements.
2013-05-30Former Police Officer Blames Zaza Chaia in Physical Assault of Utsnobi
Former police officer Erekle Grishkashvili blames former head of Vake Saburtalo district police unit Zaza Chaia in the physical assault of singer Gia Gachechiladze (Utsnobi) in the yard of police office on May 6, 2009.
2013-05-30Additional Charges Filed Against Merabishvili
Charges, involving “exceeding official powers with aggravated circumstances”, in connection to break up of a protest rally in downtown Tbilisi on May 26 2011, have been filed against ex-PM and former interior minister Vano Merabishvili, the Georgian prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.
2013-05-30Irina Enukidze’s Priest States He Is Threatened with Seizing Property
Father Grigol Gogichadze living in Variani village in Gori district blames local senior officials, including MPs and leader of Gori Eparchy Bishop Andria, in his persecution. Father Grigol Gogichadze spoke about it with the representative of Human Rights Center’s Gori office. Deacon Giorgi Karelidze of Gori Eparchy said statements of the Father Grigol are slanderous.
2013-05-23Tchiaberashvili Released After Posting Bail, Merabishvili Sent to Pretrial Detention
Zurab Tchiaberashvili, the governor of Kakheti region and ex-healthcare minister, left the detention facility in Kutaisi on May 23 after posting bail.
After Bidzina Ivanishvili came in power, two Mojaheds disappeared in Georgia. Mikael Kadoev disappeared late last year when he was transported from Batumi to Tbilisi by the officers of the Counter-Terrorist Center of the MIA. Magamed Magamedov disappeared on April 19. Information Center of Kakheti tried to find out whether the trace of the missing Mojaheds goes towards Georgian MIA.
2013-05-23Two Clerics Charged into May 17 Violence
2013-05-22Megis Kardava Accused of Torture of Senior Military Servant
Prosecutor made introductory speech at the trial on Megis Kardava and 12 more accused people in the same case. Most resonance episode in the case refers to the torture of a military officer (Human Rights Center refrains from naming the torture victim due to ethic principles).
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