Zurab Adeishvili

Council of Europe report criticizes Georgia for misusing pre-trial detention

By | September 30th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Pedro Agramunt. (Council of Europe.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A European human rights observer claims Georgia is using excessive pre-trial detention for political reasons against former government officials. The new report is written by Pedro Agramunt from the Spanish People’s Party, and published by […]

Georgia’s fugitive justice minister finally speaks out

By | June 11th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

Zurab Adeishvili’s rare appearance on Rustavi 2 Tuesday night. TBILISI, DFWatch–One of the most influential members of government during Mikheil Saakashvili’s presidency, Zurab Adeishvili, has finally given an interview. Adeishvili, who was sometimes called a ‘grey cardinal’, told Saakashvili-friendly Rustavi 2 about his own and […]

Hazardous waste blamed on exiled ex-justice minister

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

Thea Tsulukiani. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The discovery of 25 tons of hazardous waste in the roof of the House of Justice in Tbilisi may lead to new charges against ex-Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili or his deputy. According to current Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani, the construction waste […]

Interpol snubbed Georgian prosecutors in Adeishvili case

By | April 15th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Zurab Adeishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Interpol did not ask Georgian prosecutors for additional information before deciding to call off the search for a former justice minister. Yesterday, the story broke that Interpol no longer has a so-called red notice on its webpage seeking the arrest […]

Interpol cancels red notice for Georgia’s former justice minister

By | April 14th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Interpol has revoked a red notice seeking the arrest and extradition of Georgia’s former Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili. Last year, the organization announced an international search for Adeishvili, along with former Defense Minister […]

Georgia modifies charges against five ex-officials including Saakashvili

By | March 14th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Mikheil Saakashvili. (Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian Prosecutor General’s Office on Saturday modified the charges against five former high officials, including ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili. In Saakashvili’s and former Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili’s cases, the charges […]

Georgia asks Ukraine to extradite Saakashvili

By | February 18th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Mikheil Saakashvili. (Maestro.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has asked Ukraine to extradite ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili and ex Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili. Both are working for the Kiev government despite being charged with a number of crimes in their home country. The Prosecutor […]

Wanted Georgian ex-justice minister spotted in Kiev

By | February 5th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Zurab Adeishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Georgian Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili, who has been wanted for more than a year and is subject to an Interpol Red Alert, was recently spotted in Ukraine. The Georgian Prosecutor General’s Office has now asked the Ukrainian government […]

Ukraine appointment of Georgian ex-official angers Tbilisi

By | December 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Aleksandre Kvitashvili, Ukraine’s new health minister, had the same position in Georgia during Saakashvili. (Photo by Tbilisi State University.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi takes it as a slap in the face that Ukraine has appointed a former member of government from Georgia as health minister. On Tuesday, the Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada, agreed to appoint Alxandre Kvitashvili, a former Georgian health minister, […]

No confirmation of claim Adeishvili is in Hungary

By | October 14th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Zurab Adeishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–It is unknown in Georgia whether former Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili is in Hungary and whether he was appointed as advisor to the Hungarian president. What is known is that Giorgi Sabanadze, the former chairman of Tbilisi Development Fund, […]

Georgia asks Interpol to help catch ex-official

By | March 14th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Interpol’s notice regarding Davit Chakua. TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia asks for help from Interpol in its search for a former government official. This time, the wanted note is about Davit Chakua, the former head of the prison department, who is charged with abuse of powers, humiliating and inhumane treatment, […]

Saakashvili criticizes ex minister for running away

By | February 25th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Former Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili is wanted in his home country Georgia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian president says it was not right of the former justice minister Zurab Adeishvili to run away from the country and that he wouldn’t have done the same. But Mikheil Saakashvili also said that Zurab Adeishvili had planned to leave Georgia […]

Escaped justice minister accused in Cartu case

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

Ex Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili is believed to be in hiding in Belgium. All his four passports have been revoked. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Former Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili has been detained in absentia for things he did to Cartu Bank, which has links to current Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. Five other persons who are also implicated in the case were released on bail. […]

Georgia to declare ex justice minister wanted through Interpol

By | January 12th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgia is sending documentation to Interpol in order to announce former Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili wanted and issue a so-called Red Notice. The Interior Ministry on Friday said Interpol’s National Central Bureau in Georgia has submitted […]

Escaped ex Justice Minister detained in absentia

By | January 6th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Tbilisi City Court Saturday sentenced former Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili in absentia to preliminary detention. Both his Georgian passport and diplomatic passport have been suspended. He left Georgia after the National Movement’s election […]

Georgia charges missing ex justice minister with torture

By | December 29th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgia’s Prosecutor’s Office has officially charged a former Justice Minister in absentia for abuse of power and being responsible for torturing prisoners. Zurab Adeishvili, the former Justice Minister in Saakashvili’s government who […]