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Law Enforcement Officers Intimidated Cameraman of INFO 9 in Akhmeta

06.06.2012
Law enforcement officers intimidated cameraman of the news agency INFO 9 Kakha Mekokishvili in Akhmeta in the evening of June 5.

Kakha Mekokishvili’s brother-in-law Otar Tsiklauri, member of the Georgian Dream, said that law enforcement officers visited Mekokishvili at him and demanded him to stop journalist activities and personally report police department about it; otherwise they threatened police officers would take him to police station under force. Tsiklauri added that during the argument, police officers cursed the cameraman of the INFO 9.

Head of Akhmeta district office of the Georgian Dream Zakaria Kinkladze confirmed the information about intimidation of the news agency’ cameraman.

ICK called Kakha Mekokishvili but he refused to comment on the incident.

Neither representatives of the Kakheti regional department of the MIA commented on the issue.

ICK 

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