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U.S. citizen beaten up in Tbilisi, in Bush Street2010-08-17 19:15
Georgi Tugushi, the Public Defender of Georgia, exposed new details of Irakli Kakbadze case - Novosti-Gruzia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
He believes that illegal actions were executed against the representative of Institute of Equal Rights NGO, now the U.S. citizen; and injuries ensued.
"From the explanations on Kakabadze case we received, became known that on August 14th at 7 p.m. in Tbilisi, in George Bush Street Kakabadze, with poets, staged an action with a demand to rename the street. The arrived representatives of law enforcement bodies detained action participants. They were delivered to the Interior Ministry of Georgia department, where Georgi Gegechkori, the chief of patrol police of Tbilisi and Mtskheta-Mtianeti, and his deputies insulted Irakli Kakabadze both verbally and physically. After that Kakabadze felt bad. An injury on Irakli Kakabadze's right shoulder is noticed," the press service says.
Kakabadze, as well as poets Shota Digmelashvili and Aleko Chigvinidze were detained when they demanded to rename Bush Street into Whitman Street. The have already been sentenced. The accused called it illegal, made unilaterally, and promised to appeal against it.