Badri Patarkatsishvili

Netherlands extradites former Georgian counterintelligence officer

By | March 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Netherlands on Tuesday extradited a former Georgian intelligence official known as ‘Mastera’. Giorgi Dgebuadze, a former official of the Constitutional Security Council (Kudi), was transferred by the request of Georgia’s Chief Prosecutor’s Office. […]

Former Georgian economy minister becomes Tymoshenko adviser

By | October 27th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Yulia Tynoshenko (left) presented Giorgi Arveladze (right) as one of her new advisers on Ukrainian channel Inter TV. TBILISI, DFWatch–Right before Ukrainians went to the polls in Sunday’s parliamentary election, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko named a former Georgian economy minister as one of her advisers. Tymoshenko is leader of Batkivshchyna (Fatherland), a small […]

Georgian lawmaker fined for defamation of Imedi investor

By | December 17th, 2013|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , , |

One of history’s greatest hoaxes was, according to Time Magazine, this fake news report on Imedi announcing another Russian invasion in March 2010, just weeks before the local election. The caption says: “Medvedev’s statement”. (Screen grab from Imedi.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A member of parliament from the National Movement party was fined 50 000 lari (USD 30 000) on Monday for defamation of businessman Joseph Kay. Kay is the investor who took over the control of Imedi TV after the owner, Badri Patarkatsishvili, died […]

Confusion about what will happen to Imedi TV

By | October 17th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — A government-controlled TV channel is in the process of be transferred back to the family of its old owner, the deceased businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili. The return of Imedi TV to its fonder’s family has become the hottest topic on social networks […]

Saakashvili regime gives up control over Imedi TV

By | October 16th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The director of a government-controlled TV channel and a key figure after the rose revolution has left his position. Control over Imedi TV was Tuesday evening handed over to the family of the deceased businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili, who owned […]

Ex-MP arrested for coup attempt as crosses border to Georgia

By | February 20th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A former parliamentarian has been arrested in Georgia today just as he entered the country from Armenia. Valeri Gelbakhiani had just crossed the border as law-enforcers arrested him. He voluntarily surrendered and was transferred […]