Politician says Russia vs Mexico football game will be interesting to watchSport June 23, 21:11
Kyrgyz president sees revival of relations with Russia as major result of his tenureWorld June 23, 20:49
Ex-premier says initiative to impeach Poroshenko stems from Ukraine’s economy collapseWorld June 23, 20:20
This week in photos: Confederations Cup opening and summer solstice celebrationsSociety & Culture June 23, 19:11
Turkish ambassador to Russia: Moscow and Ankara to join efforts in war on terrorWorld June 23, 18:45
Ukraine’s finance ministry files appeal to London Court against Russia in $3 bln debt caseBusiness & Economy June 23, 18:42
Ukrainian society tired of Poroshenko’s policy — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 17:58
Deutsche Welle sees Russian international broadcasters as threat to European ideasWorld June 23, 17:34
Watchdog claims Telegram provides means of communication to terroristsBusiness & Economy June 23, 16:45
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.