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Aslan Bashidze's former assistant detained at Georgia's border

2012-02-20 16:32

The opposition politician Valery Gelbakhiani was detained on his way to his homeland - Armenia. The last few years, the opposition member was wanted on charges of organizing a coup.


As reported by the (, Valery Gelbakhiani, opposition politician, was detained on his way to his homeland - Armenia. He was a member of the Parliament of Georgia, and led the election headquarters of businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili prior to the presidential elections in 2008.

According to the IA, shortly before the election, the prosecutor's office accused Gelbakhiani in organizing a coup. This has happened after the agent of Georgia's MIA, Irakli Kodua, had met with the Head of Staff of Patarkatsishvili and the very businessman, and had spoken with them about an overthrowing the government. The very Patarkatsishvili also has been charged with it.

As recalled by the (, in December 2007, Gelbakhiani led the campaign headquarters of the Georgian presidential candidate Patarkatsishvil. After instituting a  criminal proceedings against him Gelbakhiani has fled the country.

In early 2012, Gelbakhiani circulated a letter asking to provide him security guarantees in order to visit Georgia and his seriously ill mother.

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