Russia does not plan to ratify Paris Agreement on climate earlier than 2020 — ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 21:48
Russian Foreign Ministry: Pictures of attacked school in Idlib are 'computer graphics'World October 28, 21:21
Kissinger becomes Russian Academy of Sciences memberWorld October 28, 21:12
Kremlin gives no comment on reports that Russian, US jets flew dangerously close in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 20:13
Two of four Soyuz crews to fly to ISS in 2017 will be smaller than usualScience & Space October 28, 20:05
Foreign Ministry: Two mortar shells fired on Russian embassy in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 19:52
Kremlin: Russia may use all available means against terrorists in AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 19:26
Russian Foreign Ministry refutes reports about alleged deportation of Russians from SerbiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 19:07
Moscow slams US marines’ deployment in NorwayRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 18:57
TBILISI, October 23. /TASS/. International legal advisers of the Georgian Chief Prosecutor’s Office said on Thursday it was necessary to continue criminal prosecution of Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakhashvili and former interior minister Vano Merabishvili over an assault on lawmaker Valery Gelashvili in July 2005. The case should be taken to court, they said.
An international group of legal advisers of the Georgian Chief Prosecutor’s Office was created in July. The group included Sir Geoffrey Nice (United Kingdom) and Moshe Lador (Israel) and former director of the US Department of Justice Organized Crime and Gang Section Paul Caffrey.
On August 5, the Georgian Chief Prosecutor’s Office accused Saakashvili and Merabishvili of organizing an assault on lawmaker Valery Gelalishvili, who was brutally beaten on July 14, 2005 in the country’s capital of Tbilisi.
Prosecutors claim that in June of 2005 “Saakashvili ordered then-Defense Minister Irakly Okruashvili to make an exemplary punishment of Valery Gelalishvili, who earlier in an interview with a local newspaper expressed dissatisfaction with his property’s confiscation and spoke about Saakashvili’s private life in an insulting manner”.
Saakashvili left Georgia several days before his term expired. He lives in the USA. Previously, Saakashvili visited Ukraine, Poland and other countries several times.
Merabishvili was arrested in Tbilisi in July 2013. Now he is in custody.