It might be honourable to go to jail in Georgia soon
The well-known Georgian philosopher Zaza Piralishvili believes that the detention of photographers by the authorities of the Republic is associated with the desire of he country's leadership to intimidate a population, as well as to divert attention from the broad church scandal.
"The power loves to put the disinformation to block unwanted subject at the right time" - "Medianews" quoted the words of Piralishvili .
At the same time, he said, such behavior of the country's leadership may have the opposite effect. "The government followed the inertia of these successes, but sooner or later, everyone loses. Many citizens already believe that their government do whatever it wants. Intimidation of society also has its limits. Absolute intimidation of society is impossible. Today it might be honourable to go to jail in Georgia. I've seen in so many countries something like that" - said Zaza Piralishvili.
Previously, law enforcement bodies of Georgia have detained the personal photographer of President Mikhail Saakashvili Irakli Gedenidze and his wife. There were also detained Zurab Kurtsikidze and George Abdaladze.
It was noted that the police raided the homes of the detainees, taking away their cell phones and computers and devices of their families.
The detainees are accused of providing a variety of information to "an organization working under the cover of one of the special services of foreign states, to the detriment of the interests of Georgia".
Irakli Gedenidze has later admitted in cooperation with Russian intelligence agencies.
Gedenidze said that he provided the daily routine, the itineraries of convoy and the location of the residences of the Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili to his colleague Zurab Kurtsikidze, which was in direct contact with the Russian side. According to the photographer, he was forced to espionage by threats and blackmail. Thus Kurtsikidze has not pleaded his guilt.