About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:45 - 19 Dec.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Opposition Wants Criminal Proceedings Against 'Zugdidi Attackers'
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 30 Oct.'07 / 13:58

Opposition leaders said on October 30 those who have assaulted on opposition lawmakers in Zugdidi must be held responsible under the provisions of criminal code.

Court in Zugdidi sentenced two men to an administrative detention for 20 days and fined five others with GEL 400 for attacking opposition activists in Zugdidi on October 28. Two opposition lawmakers, Bezhan Gunava and Bidzina Gujabidze – both from the Conservative Party - were beaten up by a group of young men after the protest rally in Zugdidi in the region of Samegrelo.

“This was a grave criminal offence – an assault on political officials, which is punishable by prison sentences ranging from seven to twenty years in length or by life imprisonment,” Gia Tsagareishvili of the Movement for United Georgia party said on October 30, citing the article 325 of the Georgian criminal code.

“Mr. [Roland] Akhalaia [chief prosecutor of the Samegrelo region] should also be held responsible as he has not taken any actions [against perpetrators]; on the contrary, he was orchestrating the entire incident,” Eka Beselia, a lawyer and activists from the Movement for United Georgia party said.

Movement for United Georgia party was set up by ex-defense minister Irakli Okruashvili and it is part of a ten-party coalition jointly campaigning for the elections to be held in April, instead of late 2008. Protest rally in Zugdidi was part of this campaign.

Public Defender, Sozar Subari, said on October 30, that “administrative detention” against those responsible for attacking lawmakers and opposition activists in Zugdidi “was not an appropriate decision.”

Latest News
19 Dec.'14 10:45
U.S. Welcomes Ratification of Georgia Association Agreement by European Parliament
“The vote demonstrates Europe’s growing confidence in Georgia,” Department of State said.
18 Dec.'14 21:46
Georgian Diplomat Responds to Putin’s Remarks on High-Level Talks
Talks should aim at gradual solving of “main problematic” issues, Georgai’s special envoy said.
18 Dec.'14 20:58
Putin on Relations with Georgia
He spoke about Georgia and Saakashvili during his annual press conference.
18 Dec.'14 14:56
European Parliament Ratifies Georgia Association Agreement
MEPs backed the agreement by 490 votes to 76 on December 18.
18 Dec.'14 11:27
PM Says Govt to Consider Reforming Prosecutor’s Office
He said “independence” and “accountability” of prosecutor’s office should be increased.
18 Dec.'14 01:30
MEPs Debate on Georgia Ahead of Association Agreement Ratification
Most of the political groups in European Parliament voiced support for the ratification.
17 Dec.'14 20:50
Georgian C.Bank Keeps Key Rate at 4%
Central bank said worsening external factors affecting negatively on Georgia’s economy.
17 Dec.'14 17:16
Georgian President to Visit European Parliament as MEPs Set to Ratify Association Agreement
MEPs to debate on Georgia on Wednesday and will vote on ratifying AA on December 18.
16 Dec.'14 17:24
EUMM Mandate Extended for Two Years
“The EU continues to firmly support territorial integrity of Georgia,” EU foreign policy chief said.
16 Dec.'14 14:46
Georgian Troops Head to Mazar-i-Sharif
Unit will serve under the German command in northern Afghanistan and will have the task of rapid reaction force.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
56