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Date of trial over the accused of espionage in favor of Russia fixed in Georgia2010-12-01 14:08
On December 14-15, Georgian city court of Batumi is supposed to start considering the cases of 13 detainees from Georgia and Russia accused of establishing a spy network in the country's territory, Kavkazsky Uzel reports.gt-en-newsitem-inside
There are four RF citizens among 13 persons kept in a preliminary detention cell: Armen Gevorkyan, Ruben Shikoyan, Petre Devshiradze and Yuri Skrylnikov. Two persons involved have been released on executing a procedural agreement with the investigation.
According to Attorney Ruslan Galogre, the term of preliminary detention expires on December 14 and, according to the Georgian law, there must be a trial. However, the attorney says that the investigation may be prolonged and, consequently, the trial may be postponed.
A similar statement was made by Attorney Nana Tsuladze defending the interests of the arrested Armen Gevorkyan and Ruben Shikonyan. She says that "Gevorkyan's and Shikonyan's term of detention expires on December 15", Interfax reports.
The suit will be a closed one, so the attorneys have no right to disclose the details.