About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:53 - 16 Jan.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Court Order for Okruashvili's Detention
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 14 Nov.'07 / 22:11

Following a Prosecutor’s Office request, a court in Tbilisi ruled on November 14 that ex-Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili be returned to police custody pending investigation.

Okruashvili was released on GEL 10 million bail on October 9 and is now, reportedly, in Germany.

His lawyer, Eka Beselia, has claimed the court order is in retaliation for a televised speech Okruashvili gave from Germany.

Prosecutors, however, denied this, saying the former defense minister had failed to turn up for further questioning, and hence their appeal to the court to have him placed in custody.

Okruashvili is charged with large-scale bribery through extortion, money laundering and negligence while serving as minister. The case is due to come in front of a judge on November 16.

Latest News
16 Jan.'18 17:53
CSOs Urge Parliament to Uphold Presidential Objections to Broadcasting Law
A group of thirty-six civil society organizations released a statement on the controversial GPB-related bill.
16 Jan.'18 16:28
The Weekly Tripwire - Issue 22
Civil.ge’s news digest covering developments in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
16 Jan.'18 12:59
NDI-Commissioned Public Opinion Survey
Support for EU membership 72%, for NATO membership 64%.
16 Jan.'18 10:35
Freedom House: Georgia Remains ‘Partly Free’
Georgia’s rating in both political rights and civil liberties categories remained unchanged.
15 Jan.'18 18:36
President Vetoes Changes to Broadcasting Law
The bill, approved by the Parliament last month, envisages further expansion of powers of the GPB.
15 Jan.'18 15:56
Sixteen Polling Stations to Open in Abkhazia for Russia’s Presidential Election
Raul Khajimba and Semyon Grigoriev held a meeting to discuss organizational details of the upcoming polls.
15 Jan.'18 12:01
EU Calls for ‘Thorough, Transparent’ Investigation over Mukhtarli Case
Azerbaijani journalist, who was allegedly kidnapped from Georgia, was sentenced to six years in prison.
13 Jan.'18 11:00
Afgan Mukhtarli Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
Mukhtarli went missing from Tbilisi on May 29 and appeared in a detention facility in Baku a day later.
12 Jan.'18 14:22
Rights Group Challenges Russia over Khurcha Murder
Georgian Young Lawyers Association claims Moscow violated the European Convention on Human Rights.
12 Jan.'18 12:30
FM Crnadak: Bibilov Meeting Damages Srpska Reputation
The statement comes as Georgia sent a protest note to Sarajevo regarding the recent visit of Anatoly Bibilov.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
103