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Trial over Bacho Akhalaia starts today in Tbilisi

2013-02-20 12:34

The trial over the former Minister of Defense and former Minister of Interior Affairs Bacho Akhalaia begins today at the Tbilisi City Court, the GHN reports.


The court also must consider the case of the former head of the Joint Staff Gigi Kalandadze and the commander of the 4th Brigade of the Defense Ministry Zurab Shamatava.

Today's trial is a preliminary session; and for the next 14 days there will start consideration of the merits.

Recall, Former Interior Minister of Georgia Bacho Akhalaia was arrested on the night of November 7, after the interrogation in the Prosecutor General's office. Akhalaia is charged with abuse of office.

The cause of the accusations against Akhalaia, who was previously the head of the Defense Ministry, was the complaints to the Prosecutor General's office from former employees of the department.

In addition, the former Minister Bacho Akhalaia is charged with "false imprisonment" under the Article 143, part 2, as well as with allegations of torture, under the article 144 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.


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