TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court on Saturday added further pretrial detention for former Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia for the murder of Sergo Tetradze.
Akhalaia’s defense lawyers wanted the court to set a 30,000 lari bail, but the court decided on two months pre-trial detention.
Akhalaia has been in prison for more than a year, as the government has introduced new charges against him. He was acquitted for some of them.
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 powers.
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