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Protester detained at Bacho Akhalaia trial released

by | Aug 15, 2013
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Giorgi Gabedava was detained Tuesday at the trial of Bacho Akhalaia, who by many is seen as responsible for the prison torture. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–National Front member Giorgi Gabedava, who was detained yesterday at a rally outside Tbilisi City Court, was today released and given a 100 lari (USD 60) fine.

He was charged with petty hooliganism and admitted guilt.

During the hearing, Gabedava explained that he admitted having assaulted and scolded one of the counter protesters and said he apologized ‘to society, but not to him.’

The final court hearing for ex-minister Bacho Akhalaia was held yesterday at Tbilisi City Court. Outside, there were rallies both supporters and those against him. After five hours of waiting, the hearing ended and those who had attended came out into the yard. Rally participants started whistling and shouting, and there was a verbal confrontation and scuffle.

Three were detained, but later released and given a USD 60 fine.

Photos were posted in social networks, showing that Akhalaia’s lawyer hit Gabedava in the face, but Gabedava was detained.

Today, the police called Giorgi Oniani, Akhalaia’s lawyer, to question him about the incident.



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