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Georgia’s jailed ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili quits the United National Movement (UNM) party and the Georgian politics, lawyer Valeri Gelbakhiani said.According to Gelbakhiani, the ex-president’s political resources exhausted and his main objective is to save his health and life.Gelbakhiani said Mikheil Saakashvili had told him that he arrived in Georgia to demonstrate to the Georgian people that he was not a coward and was not hiding from the judiciary.It is the government’s responsibility to care about a human’s life and there is no physician who has a “precise recipe” for Saakashvili’s medication.“Misha Saakashvili is not iron. He is a human and needs help. All attention should be shifted in that direction. Everyone, who wants Misha to survive, should act,” Valeri Gelbakhiani said.
Employees of the Department of the Central Criminal Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Customs Department of the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, as a result of joint operational activities and investigative actions, detained Ukrainian citizen S.K. Born in 1995 on charges of illegally importing about 3 kg of cocaine into Georgia.According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a Ukrainian citizen is charged with the illegal acquisition, storage and illegal import of a narcotic drug into Georgia on an especially large scale.The information of the department notes that the crime involves imprisonment for up to 20 years or indefinite imprisonment.“Law enforcement officers, as a result of examining the luggage of the accused, seized a narcotic drug in an especially large amount from a cache previously arranged in his bag - about 3 kg of cocaine as material evidence. The investigation established that S.K. delivered these drugs by plane from the Federative Republic of Brazil and brought them into the territory of Georgia. The investigation into the illegal acquisition, storage and illegal import of a narcotic drug into Georgia on an especially large scale is being conducted under article 260, part 6, subparagraph a, and article 262, part 4, subparagraph a, of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal on Friday to reopen Ukraine's Black Sea ports for grain exports, Turkey said, raising hopes that an international food crisis caused by Russia's invasion could be eased.Ukraine and Russia, both among the world's biggest exporters of food, did not immediately confirm Thursday's announcement by the office of the Turkish presidency. But in a late night video address Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hinted his country's Black Sea ports could soon be unblocked.The blockade by Russia's Black Sea fleet has reduced supplies to markets around the world and sent grain prices soaring since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops into neighbouring Ukraine on Feb. 24.
The founder of "Main Channel", Nika Gvaramia, spoke about the arrest of the former deputy head of the Security Service, Soso Gogashvili, and called him a political prisoner.As Gvaramia stated, there is a risk that SUS will collect illegally obtained personal life materials, accuse Gogashvili, and these materials will be attached to the case."I will not stand up as his defender, but the search by the special forces is an absolutely punitive operation, they showed everyone how Gogashvili was dragged, which was the goal. I don't know what Gogashvili will publish and what not, but so far he does not leave the impression of a whistleblower. , the trading process drags on for 2 years.In this case, the risk is very high that all illegally obtained personal life materials will be collected by SUS, will be blamed on Gogashvili, these materials will be attached to the case and leaked from the court. There is a possibility of such a development, so it needs serious monitoring," said Nika Gvaramia.We remind you that the former deputy head of the Security Service, Soso Gogashvili, was arrested on July 16. Gogashvili was charged under the first part of Article 333, the 4th part of Article 157 and the 3rd part of Article 236 of the Criminal Code, which provides imprisonment for a term of four to seven years.On July 18, the city court sentenced Soso Gogashvili to prison
The investigator of the Special Investigation Service meets the former deputy head of the Security Service, Soso Gogashvili.Gogashvili's interrogation concerns the episode of his arrest. Specifically, the investigation should determine whether there was excessive force on the part of the law enforcement officers during the arrest of the former high-ranking official.The detainee's lawyer is also in the penitentiary.The Special Investigation Service started the investigation on the basis of Gogashvili's appeal, the family members of the former deputy head of the Security Service are also being questioned."Together with the representative of the Special Investigation Service, we are going to meet Soso Gogashvili. As we mentioned during the interview, we will talk about the illegal actions during the arrest and search of Soso Gogashvili, which were publicized and known to the public. As you know, the investigation is already underway. Soso Gogashvili informed the investigation information, and I think that the family members will also be questioned in connection with this case, and if something is known to us, of course, we will cooperate with the Special Investigation Service as well as with other relevant agencies," says the lawyer, Ramaz Chinchaladze.We remind you that the former deputy head of the Security Service, Soso Gogashvili, was arrested on July 16. Gogashvili was charged under the first part of Article 333, the 4th part of Article 157 and the 3rd part of Article 236 of the Criminal Code, which provides imprisonment for a term of four to seven years.On July 18, the city court sentenced Soso Gogashvili to prison.
European Union representatives may monitor the trials of former President Mikheil Saakashvili and the course of medical examination.As Saakashvili's lawyer Shalva Khachapuridze said, he held meetings on this issue in the EU Delegation office today."The conversation was mainly about Saakashvili's health condition, and our request for them was to somehow appoint a representative who will monitor the course of the case or the examination. Also, an important request was to use their diplomatic channels to ensure the right to a fair trial for the prisoner," Shalva Khachapuridze told Mtavari TV.
The man charged with killing seven people at a Chicago-area July Fourth parade slipped past the safeguards of an Illinois "red flag" law designed to prevent people deemed to have violent tendencies from getting guns, officials revealed on Tuesday.
The US Embassy in Georgia has released a statement regarding the altercation between members of the Georgian Dream and Vato Tsereteli, the founder of Pirveli TV, during a reception held at the Embassy today.According to them, they are aware of the reports of an altercation and are looking into these reports.“The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of an altercation during our Independence Day event on the Embassy compound. We are looking into these reports”, the Embassy said.Vato Tsereteli, the founder of TV Pirveli, alleges that Georgian Dream lawmakers assaulted him on the territory of the US Embassy.“Georgian Dream MPs attacked me on the territory of the US Embassy. In the yard of the American Embassy, where 200 or 300 guests were invited. I am shocked. I appeal to Kelly Degnan to make the footage public, to give it to the media and show people how the Georgian Dream MPs are beating people," Tsereteli said.Vato Tsereteli named specific persons."Anri Okhanashvili started to move towards me, he was followed by Zarkua, Odisharia, Mgaloblishvili. He held my hand and started arguing with me. Okhanashvili was shouting something. Then he hit me in my face and then someone else also hit me," he said on TV Pirveli.Anri Okhanashvili, a member of the Georgian Dream, responded to the incident at the US Embassy, stating that Vato Tsereteli, the founder of TV Pirveli, was responded for his "dirtiest provocation".
The Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia has released a statement regarding the ship and cargo which the port of Batumi.According to the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance, the Turkish-flagged ship, which is carrying oil products of a company under international sanctions, is leaving the port of Batumi with cargo."Due to the high public interest, the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia considers it necessary to make an additional statement regarding the ship and cargo which entered the port of Batumi.The ship sailing under the Turkish flag entered the port of Batumi on June 26 this year.An inspection found that neither the ship nor its owner was included in the international sanctions List. Accordingly, the ship was allowed to enter the Georgian port, about which the Maritime Transport Agency made clarifications.As for the goods placed on the ship - in full compliance with the law, the Customs Department of the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance requested all the necessary documents on the spot, the inspection of which determined that the goods on board were cargo to be sent to Turkey, which was at the same time an oil product sent from a company under international sanctions.Due to the above, the cargo was unloaded and further customs procedures were carried out. At the moment, the Turkish-flagged ship is leaving Batumi port with cargo.The Customs Department of the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance, in accordance with the legislation of Georgia and international agreements, will continue in future the strict control of all products that are included in the list of international sanctions by the countries participating in the sanctions," reads the statement.
The trial of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, accused of illegally crossing the Georgian state border, has been postponed indefinitely.The trial was scheduled to take place at the Tbilisi City Court at 14:00, but the hearing was postponed again due to Mikheil Saakashvili's health condition.According to Mikheil Saakashvili's lawyer Shota Tutberidze, the court considered that the information sent from the medical institution did not clarify whether Mikheil Saakashvili could testify."The court adjourned the hearing until the court composition clarifies the details of the certificate issued by the medical institution and the possibility of Mikheil Saakashvili participating in the trial properly at Vivamed," Shota Tutberidze said.For reference, the last trial was supposed to take place at the Vivamedi Clinic, where Judge Nino Chakhnashvili and prosecutors went, but Saakashvili was unable to attend due to his health condition. Presumably, today’s session, like the rest, will be postponed.We would like to remind you that the investigation into the fact of illegal border crossing by Mikheil Saakashvili started on October 1. Four more people have been charged in the case - Elguja Tsomaia, Zurab and Shalva Tsotsoria and Giorgi Narimanidze, and it is being held separately. These individuals plead guilty.
A special operation is being carried out at several locations in Tbilisi in connection with drug crimes, including on Mukhrani Street.As it became known to InterPressNews, drug dealers have been detained during the special operation on Mukhrani Street and other locations.
Special Investigation Service launches investigation into illegal dissemination of personal data of representatives of diplomatic corps.The Special Investigation Service has launched an investigation under the first part of Article 157 of the Criminal Code of Georgia relating to illegal acquisition, storage, use, dissemination of and access to personal data, causing significant damage to representatives of the diplomatic corps.According to the statement of the Special Investigation Service, the investigation was based on media reports, in particular, a story aired by the Mtavari TV, according to which the accountant of one of the companies placed accounting documents in an area outside the accounting office, about the purchase of various products by representatives of the diplomatic corps, which contained personal data."The Special Investigation Service will conduct all necessary investigative and procedural actions in a timely manner to ensure an objective and thorough investigation," reads the statement.According to Formula TV, thousands of sheets containing the personal data of diplomats accredited in Georgia, including telephone numbers and bank transfer information, were found on the street in Tbilisi.