Valeri Gelashvili

Saakashvili convicted of ordering parliamentarian’s beating in 2005

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The doctors said MP Valeri Gelashvili barely survived after being beaten by masked men in 2005. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court on Thursday found former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili guilty of ordering the beating of a parliamentarian in 2005. Saakashvili was sentenced to six years in prison and stripped of his right to hold government […]

Three ex-officials including Vano Merabishvili found guilty of beating MP in 2005

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

TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court has found a former interior minister and two other ex-officials guilty of beating a parliamentarian in 2005. The guilty verdict against Vano Merabishvili, Erekle Kodua and Gia Siradze […]

‘Saakashvili ordered beating of MP who criticized him to set an example’

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Irakli Okruashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili on Tuesday testified that ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili ordered the beating of a parliament member to make an example of what would happen to others if they dared openly criticize him. […]

Parliamentarians object against criteria for selecting head of Supreme Court

By | February 12th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dimitri Khundadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A large part of the governing coalition in parliament are against the criteria the president used when he recently selected candidates for new head of Supreme Court. The initiative began with 16 MPs from the Georgian Dream coalition. […]

New forensic report prompts tougher charges against Saakashvili

By | November 11th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mikheil Saakashvili is now also charged with organizing deliberate severe damage to someone’s health. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A new forensic report concluding that the victim of a beating in 2005 had life-threatening injuries has led to tougher charges being introduced against Georgia’s former president Mikheil Saakashvili. The Georgian Prosecutor’s Office announced […]

Foreign experts say evidence against Saakashvili is sound

By | October 24th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Former President Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Three foreign prosecutors visiting Georgia have concluded that there is enough evidence to continue the criminal prosecution of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili and three of his associates. Georgia’s chief prosecutor’s office announced this on Thursday. […]

Politician who was beaten in 2005 holds Saakashvili responsible

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

Republican Valeri Gelashvili is convinced his beating in 2005 was ordered by Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation against former Interior Ministry officials Erekle Kodua and Gia Siradze for the beating of MP Valeri Gelashvili in 2005. The Prosecutor’s Office made a statement about this issue on Thursday. […]