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About 30 people arrested for connection with the "thieves in law" in Georgia

2013-05-15 13:08

In the region of Samegrelo, western Georgia, 27 people were arrested, the Interfax reports referring to the TV channel Rustavi-2. According to the channel, they are suspected of having links with the "thieves in law".


The detainees were taken to Tbilisi. Their lawyers argue that the detentions were carried out in violation of the procedural rules.

It is also noted that among the suspects in connection with the "thieves' world" there were those released under the large-scale amnesty.

In Martvili, a town in western Georgia, there were detained six people. Five of them were later released, the sixth, a certain Irakli Tsanava, recognized the relationship with the "thieves' world" and was remanded in custody, he was taken to Tbilisi, the Rosbalt reported.

According to the media reports, this operation was caused by the complicated criminal situation in the region, the increasing incidence of robberies.

Previously, the Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili acknowledged that as a result of amnesty level of crime in the country might increase. He urged citizens "to treat this with understanding."


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