Elections

Six alleged election day troublemakers placed in pre-trial detention

by | Oct 15, 2016

rustavi_city_courtTBILISI, DFWatch–Six people who were arrested for participating in the attack  on an election precinct October 8 were placed in pre-trial detention by Rustavi City Court on Friday.

A crowd threw stones at and smashed windows at the 48th election precinct ithe a village Kizilajo.

There were reports that they wanted to steal the ballot box. Law enforcement bodies were mobilized.

A lawyer representing one of the accused said the six will appeal the court’s decision after they have studied the argumentation by the city court

The court hearing will be held on December 6. The six were detained on October 13.

Meanwhile, the Regional Court of Zugdidi, a town in North West of Georgia, placed one of the accused for attacking an election precinct in Zugdidi on 10,000 laris bail.

The Prosecutor’s Office asked the court to place the accused in detention and plans to appeal this decision.

The attack happened at the 108th precinct in the village Jikhashkari.



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