Special State Protection Service

Saakashvili’s former head of security also subject to asset freeze

By | September 23rd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Temur Janashia (left) and his lawyer Beka Basilaia. (Rustavi 2.) TBILISI, DFWatch–After slapping an asset freeze on former President Mikheil Saakashvili, the Georgian Prosecutor’s Office got court approval to do the same with the property of his almost inseparable head of security, Temur Janashia. Sitting next to his attorney […]

Saakashvili refuses to use the security service

By | February 27th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili refuses to use the Special State Protection Service service after bitter negotiations with the government about the size and financing of the unit. Saakashvili said during a press conference on Tuesday evening […]

Saakashvili loses security force

By | January 19th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI,DFWatch — The Special State Protection Service of Georgia is now under the control of the government, and not the president. Parliament passed the law by 88 votes against 1 on Thursday. Earlier, the president had a right to appoint the chair of the Special […]

President’s security unit turned into paramilitary force

By | November 21st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The majority in parliament wants the government to take control over the Special State Protection Service (SSPS). Today, this security force answers directly to the president. Parliament’s committee on human rights today reviewed the issue. […]

Saakashvili strengthens his personal security

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The Georgian president is strengthening the security around himself and his family. Mikheil Saakashvili has issued a decree according to which the Special State Protection Service will be given additional functions to protect the president and his family. […]