Zviad Koridze

Georgia’s Public Broadcaster selects new head who has links to Ivanishvili

By | January 7th, 2017|Categories: Media|Tags: , , , |

New GPB director Vasil Maglaperidze. (Channel 1.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The supervisory board of Georgia’s Public Broadcaster (GPB) on Thursday selected as new director a candidate with close ties to the ruling party and personal links to billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. The decision to appoint Vasil Maglaperidze […]

168 prisoners pardoned in Georgia

By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Zviad Koridze (official photo) Tbilisi, DFWatch – The Georgian president pardoned 168 prisoners, 114 of them will leave jail today, while the rest had their sentences reduced, the commission’s head, Zviad Koridze, stated at a briefing on Thursday. […]

155 prisoners pardoned in Georgia

By | March 2nd, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

Zviad Koridze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian president pardoned 155 prisoners on Wednesday. 105 of them will leave jail today. The commission met on February 21-22, and considered 1,178 cases. 105 were completely pardoned, while the rest had their sentences […]

Convicted murderer may be free one day after president converts sentence

By | March 19th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Margvelashvili on Thursday converted the sentence of a man so he will no longer need to spend the rest of his life behind bars. The head of the president’s pardon commission Zviad Koridze said the most serious crime the prisoner […]

Nearly a hundred prisoners pardoned in Georgia

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

Geguti prison camp. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Nearly a hundred prisoners have been pardoned in Georgia, partly in relation to the New Year celebration. Most of the prisoners who are being freed or have their sentences reduced were pardoned by the president’s pardon commission; one of two […]

280 prisoners pardoned by president’s commission

By | July 31st, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Prison No 8 in Gldani, Tbilisi. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The president of Georgia on Thursday pardoned 280 prisoners. According to the new head of the president’s pardon commission Zviad Koridze, eight of those pardoned are women and 10 minors. The commission has reviewed 2,744 cases. […]

President’s pardon commission gets new head

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

President Giorgi Margvelashvili (left) and new head of the pardon commission Zviad Koridze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Giorgi Margvelashvili on Friday appointed a journalist to take over as head of the pardon commission under his purview. The journalist Zviad Koridze will become new head of the commission, filling the empty seat left by Alexandre […]

Journalist selected as head of president’s pardon commission

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

Aleksandre Elisashvili, a well-known TV journalist, is new head of the president’s pardon commission; one of two such bodies. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Giorgi Margvelashvili has replaced some of the members of the presidential pardon commission, one of two commissions which review applications from prisoners for reduced sentence or early release. Aleksandre Elisashvili, a well-known […]