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Ex-commander of the National Guard is presented the charge2009-05-07 13:08
Major General Koba Kobaladze, the ex-commander of the National Guard is charged of organizing a plot and mutiny aimed to overthrow the constitutional order of Georgia, stated gela Nikolaishvili, his attorney - Novosti-Gruzia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"My client is charged only on the basis of the detained Major Giya Gvaladze, who said Kobaladze attended the meeting at which the plot was planned", Nikolaishvili said in Rustavi 2 air.
Kobaladze was detained on May 5th over the case of mutiny in a tank battalion.
That day the battalion in Mukhrovani [20miles from Tbilisi] declared insubordination to the authorities; the negotiations lasted for four hours, with participation of the President Saakashvili, servicemen laid down arms.
Among the detained there were high-ranking military: Koba Kobaladze, the ex-commander of the National Guard and Giya Gvaladze, in 1990s the coomander of delta special mission squad.
"For a month he [Kobaladze] was addressed with a demand to leave Georgia, as he had authority in the army. Since for the present-day leadership everyone possessing authority is a danger, and they finally decided to arrest him", Nikolaishvili states.