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Protesters near Main Police Department released in Georgia

2009-07-15 19:15

Dacha Tsaguria, Misha Meskhi, Georgy Sabanadze and Merab Chikashvili representing April 9 Youth Headquarters that were detained on June 15 at the time of rally dispersion near the Main Police Department, have been released today.


As GHN reports the young people were subject to administrative punishment of 30 days' imprisonment that they served in a preliminary detention facility. Today the term of their arrest expired.

The activists were greeted by opposition leaders and their supporters at the gates of the penitentiary.

Earlier Georgia Times wrote that on June 15 the Georgian police had dispersed an opposition rally near the Main Police Department injuring several people including Irakli Alasania's teammate Zurab Abashidze. Besides the police seized cameras of Maestro and Kavkasia cameramen forcing both TV companies to stop broadcasting in protest. Journalists of other media were injured during the dispersion.

39 protesters were arrested in total. Some of them were administratively arrested for 30 days while most of the detainees were administratively fined.


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