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Former defense minister must remain in detention, court rules

by | Jul 6, 2014
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Bacho Akhalaia. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court Saturday placed former Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia in pretrial detention on new charges concerning the murder of Sergo Tetradze.

Akhalaia’s lawyers wanted the court to set 30,000 lari bail, but the court decided to place him in two months pretrial detention. Akhalaia has been in prison for more than a year, as the government introduced a number of charges against him, some of which he has been acquitted of.

July 2, a day after charges were introduced against former Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava, the Prosecutor’s Office charged Akhalaia with torture, organizing sexual abuse and abuse of power.



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