About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:26 - 25 Sep.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Akhalaia Found Guilty in Trial Over Prison Riot Case
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 28 Oct.'13 / 10:55

Bacho Akhalaia, ex-defense minister and former head of prison system, was found guilty of inhuman treatment in trial related to 2006 prison riot and sentenced to three years and nine months in jail and GEL 4,000 fine.

The verdict was announced by the Tbilisi City Court judge on October 28.

Charges, which Akhalaia denied as politically motivated, involved allegations that he beat up several inmates when he served as prison system chief in March, 2006, which led to a riot in the Tbilisi prison No.5 that claimed the life of seven inmates.

The court also found guilty three other co-defendants, who are now at large, into the same case and sentenced them to three years and nine months.

“We will definitely appeal the verdict,” one of Akhalaia’s lawyers, Malkhaz Velijanashvili, said.

Original verdict against Akhalaia was five-year prison term, but the sentence was truncated by one-fourth as charges were falling under the amnesty act passed by the Parliament in December, 2012.

Latest News
25 Sep.'17 13:58
Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian MFAs on Georgia’s EU Membership Perspective
Civil.ge reached out to EU Member State MFAs on the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit.
25 Sep.'17 12:25
Venice Commission on Georgia’s Draft Constitution
Postponement of proportional electoral system regrettable, bonus system should be abandoned.
24 Sep.'17 14:05
Officials Condemn Demolition of Ethnic Georgians’ Homes in S. Ossetia
President, Parl. Chairman, Ministers slam ‘clearing works’ in village Eredvi as “continuation of genocide.”
22 Sep.'17 17:19
Georgia Spent Nearly Million for U.S. Lobbying in 2016
The Government’s most recent contract was signed with with StrateVarious LLC.
22 Sep.'17 16:18
PM’s UNGA Speech: Georgia ‘Growing, Vibrant, Resilient’
PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili addressed the United Nations General Assembly.
22 Sep.'17 10:51
Prime Minister Kvirikashvili’s UN Speech
Giorgi Kvirikashvili leads the delegation in New York.
22 Sep.'17 10:39
Ruling Party Makes Concessions to Opposition
Electoral blocs to be allowed in 2020, no electoral bonus system from 2024.
21 Sep.'17 17:39
Russia to Establish Customs Post in Sokhumi
The post will cover entire Abkhazia, function under the Russian law, and give immunity to its employees.
21 Sep.'17 16:23
Republican Party to Lobby Civil Partnership for Same Sex Couples
The former GD coalition member party ran in 2016 independently, but failed to enter the parliament.
20 Sep.'17 19:55
Parliament Approves New Chief Auditor
Irakli Mekvabishvili replaced Lasha Tordia, who served at the post from 2012.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
83