Buta Robakidze

Former police officer shot and killed in Tbilisi

By | August 29th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A former police officer was shot and killed outside Tbilisi Friday night. A former deputy interior minister was seriously injured. The deceased is Revaz Kalomletsavi, a cousin of the injured, Levan Gvazava, who is in hospital with bullet-inflicted […]

Prisoner was to have murdered mother of Buta Robakidze

By | January 28th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Ia Metreveli. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A prisoner serving time for drug related crime claims he was forced to carry out a murder in 2008, but the plan was called off. The prisoner’s story was discovered by the Georgian ombudsman, who recommended that the case be investigated […]

Robakidze video has been edited, examination shows

By | March 16th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A forensic examination has concluded that a video clip of a police operation in 2004 which ended the life of Buta Robakidze has been edited. The Prosecutor’s Office on Friday published the results of an examination of the video, which was released […]

Two policemen detained in Robakidze case

By | February 26th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Police have detained two former policemen involved in the Robakidze case; a police operation in 2004 which led to the death of a 19-year old man. The two, Maizer Liparteliani and Levan Lobzhanidze, were detained Monday evening because they changed […]

Saakashvili talks about errors in unusual talk show appearance

By | February 23rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Mikheil Saakashvili on Channel 1 talk show Friday. TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili made a rare appearance on a TV talk show and spoke about his own and his government’s errors. Saakashvili was invited to Channel 1 to answer […]

Airing of edited Robakidze video condemned

By | February 22nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Outside the Rustavi 2 studio building Thursday. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The public defender and several major non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Georgia condemn Rustavi 2 TV for airing the footage of the 2004 police raid which killed a teenager. The Robakidze incident has been in the focus of the public interest […]

Robakidze video is edited, says expert

By | February 21st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–An independent expert claims that a video which was released a few days ago regarding Buta Robakidze’s murder, is edited. Marika Toklikishvili, who is an expert on audio and video footage, said at a press conference Thursday that even at first look, […]

Re-edited video published by cop in Robakidze case

By | February 20th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Saakashvili faithful TV station Rustavi 2 has aired a 5-minute clip which appears to free police of culpability for the death of nineteen year-old Buta Robakidze, who was shot during a police operation on November 24, 2004. But the clip, the source […]

New details in Robakidze murder case

By | February 10th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Guram Donadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–New details have been revealed about the murder of Buta Robakidze, while the former head of the interior minister’s press office was detained. Guram Donadze was charged for abuse of powers. Specifically, he is accused of ordering the filming of […]

Friends of Buta Robakidze will not be prosecuted

By | December 17th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Tbilisi City Court has ruled out that there will be criminal charges brought against the friends of Buta Robakidze, who was killed by police in 2004. November 24, 2004 Giorgi Kurdadze, Kakhaber Azariashvili and Akaki Bartaia, all friends of […]

New details about 2004 Robakidze murder

By | December 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Another Interior Ministry official has been interrogated regarding the murder of Buta Robakidze, who was killed by police in 2004. This time Levan Gvazava, Former Deputy Interior Minister was interrogated. He was called in for questioning on […]