TBILISI, DFWatch – Tbilisi City Court accuses a former football player turned opposition activist of money laundering and has seized his bank accounts.
Maia Panjikidze, spokesperson for Georgian Dream, said that leveling such accusations against Kakhi Kaladze, a famous football player who has played for famous clubs in Europe, is in her opinion, political persecution and harassment.
Panjikidze says everyone knows about Kaladze’s success and accordingly his income is transparent and clear for everyone.
According to her, the only goal of this intervention is to interrupt Kaladze’s political activity in Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream coalition.
It was on Thursday Giorgi Goginashvili, judge at Tbilisi City Court, decided to grant prosecutor Elizbar Gozanahsivli’s request and seize Kaladze’s bank accounts.