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Opposition politician released

by | Jan 16, 2012

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia has released an opposition politician who was arrested Saturday on charges of illegal possession of weapon.

Elguja Chkhaidze, the leader of the Free Democrats in the Lanchkhuti region western Georgia, was released Sunday after paying a 2 000 lari fine.

Сourt proceedings in the case are scheduled for March 7. He is charged with illegal weapon’s possession.

Irakli Alasania, the leader of the Free Democrats yesterday held a briefing in the Lanchkhuti region and dismissed the allegations as yet another political game, claiming that the weapon found in the house of Chkhaidze had been planted.

He also said that the whole family is also suffering because of such political ploys. Chkhaidze ‘s son was recently detained for illegal drug use.

Alasania promised that ‘the next parliamentary elections will change the government, which persecutes people solely because of their political beliefs.’

Georgia has released an opposition politician who was arrested Saturday on charges of illegal possession of weapon.

Elguja Chkhaidze, the leader of the Christian Democrats in the Lanchkhuti region western Georgia, was released Sunday after paying a 2 000 lari fine.

Сourt proceedings in the case are scheduled for March 7. He is charged with illegal weapon’s possession.

Irakli Alasania, the leader of the Free Democrats yesterday held a briefing in the Lanchkhuti region and dismissed the allegations as yet another political game, claiming that the weapon found in the house of Chkhaidze had been planted.

He also said that the whole family is also suffering because of such political ploys.   Chkhaidze ‘s son was  recently detained for illegal drug use.

Alasania promised that ‘the next parliamentary elections will change the government, which persecutes people solely because of their political beliefs.’



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