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Georgia’s president pardons former Defense Ministry officials

By | January 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian president on Friday pardoned five former defense ministry officials who were convicted of embezzlement in a politically charged case. The release of the five from prison Friday evening concludes one of the most significant […]

Alasania issues ultimatum, vows to fight Ivanishvili’s informal power

By | May 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Irakli Alasania, the former defense minister who was fired after some of his staff were detained for embezzlement, Friday issued an ultimatum: If the court finds the detainees guilty, he will mobilize people and launch protest rallies […]

Two defense officials accused of corruption given their jobs back

By | August 13th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

Irakli Alasania. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two Defense Ministry employees who are awaiting trial for embezzlement of state money have been given their jobs back. Giorgi Lobzanidze and Archil Alavidze were released in June along with three colleagues after spending about […]

Five Defense Ministry officials released

By | June 20th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Five Defense Ministry officials who were detained last fall on embezzlement charges were released Friday on the basis of personal guarantees from several MPs. The Prosecutor General’s Office wanted to set a bail bond, but backed down. The so-called […]

Deputy defense minister questioned in the ‘cables case’

By | March 26th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Prosecutor General’s Office on Wednesday questioned former Deputy Defense Minister Zaza Broladze for nine hours in connection with the ‘cables case’, for which the Defense Minister Irakli Alasania was sacked last year. As he left the building after […]

Five Georgian Defense Ministry officials must remain in detention

By | December 29th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi city court on Saturday turned down a plea from five Defense Ministry officials who asked to be released on bail. The defense team of the five officials who were detained in late October and charged with embezzlement of about USD 2.3 […]

Famous Georgians plea for detained officers’ release

By | December 25th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Tbilisi, DFWatch – 37 famous Georgians, including members of the ruling coalition, stand in bail for release of the five defense ministry officials, detained earlier on corruption charges; 20 of them vouch for their innocence. Along with several popular personalities such […]

Georgia’s dismissed defense minister gives ‘final warning’

By | November 19th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Irakli Alasania. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s dismissed defense minister has given a ‘final warning’ to the country’s prosecutors, after which he plans to get the international community involved in the process. Irakli Alasania was dismissed shortly after making strong statements […]

Georgian PM fires defense minister over corruption case

By | November 5th, 2014|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

Irakli Alasania said he believes his dismissal was political. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian PM Irakli Garibashvili dismissed his defense minister Tuesday evening, hours after the Prosecutor’s Office brought charges against six more Defense Ministry officials. The sacked minister, Irakli Alasania, was one of the most […]

Deputy defense minister protests against unfair questioning

By | November 4th, 2014|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

Deputy Defense Minister Aleksandre Batiashvili. (Pirveli.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A deputy defense minister in Georgia protested against ‘a number of violations’ on Monday after spending about ten hours in questioning about a corruption case involving defense officials. Alexi Batiashvili has status as witness in the case […]

Prosecutors and MoD quarrel: who is keeping corruption case secret?

By | November 4th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Prosecutor’s Office. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–As five defense officials remain in pre-trial detention on corruption charges, the Defense Ministry and Prosecutor’s Office are quarreling over whose fault it is that the case documents remain classified. The five, who were detained October 28, […]

Alasania vouches for the innocence of his ‘brothers-in-arms’

By | November 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Irakli Alasania says there are signs of bias against the five detainees.(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The detention of Defense Ministry officials is a severe blow to the country’s security, says Irakli Alasania, head of the MoD, who vouches for his fellow colleagues’ innocence, calling them ‘my brothers-in-arms and team-mates’. Meanwhile a corruption […]

Five defense officials placed in pre-trial detention

By | October 31st, 2014|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

Tbilisi City Court. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court on Thursday placed five Defense Ministry officials in pre-trial detention. The five are charged with embezzling more than four million lari in connection with a tender for building high speed Internet. The hearing was […]

Parliament speaker says corruption case has harmed Georgia’s defense ability

By | October 30th, 2014|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s parliament speaker says the detention of five defense ministry officials accused of corruption has seriously harmed the country’s defense ability, even if the charges turn out to be false. Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili […]

Five Defense Ministry officials detained, accused of embezzlement

By | October 28th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Defense Ministry issued a statement after one former and four current officials were detained. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Prosecutor’s Office in Georgia on Tuesday detained five officials at the Defense Ministry and accused them of embezzlement of about USD 2.3 million of the state’s money. The office accuses them of granting advantages to the communication […]