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Archpriest’s questioning suspended due to break
Publish Time: 2017-02-27 16:06:00
Questioning of Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for attempted murder, has stopped for an hour due to a break. The lawyer Mikheil Ramishvili  told to journalists that interrogation was conducted in a normal environment."The prosecutor has a lot of questions, Mamaladze has exhaustive answers", - said the lawyer.According to him the details of the weapons had not been discussed yet. Lawyers hope that the questioning will be completed today.Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze has been interrogated at so called Matrosov prison since morning.
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Questioning of Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze underway in prison
Update Time: 2017-02-27 12:09:00
Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for attempted murder, is being questioned at so called Matrosov prison for the time being. The lawyers and the representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office has already entered the #9 penitentiary facility.Mamaladze’s lawyers claim that the evidence may completely change circumstances of the so-called Cyanide case.  According to lawyer, Mamaladze plans to talk about the details of the gun discovered in his house. In particular, how the gun got at his house.Investigators conducted expertise procedures - In particular DNA testing, voice and calligraphy expertise were obtained.Archpriest and Head of Patriarchate’s Property Management Service was detained on February 10, 2017, at Tbilisi International Airport before his departure to Germany. According to Prosecutor's Office poisonous substance - sodium cyanide, kept in a concealed manner, was seized upon the search of his luggage. The investigation continues under Articles 18-108 and 236 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.  In addition, the investigation is ongoing on the charge of  keeping weapon illegally.
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Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze to be questioned today
Publish Time: 2017-02-27 10:00:00
Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for  attempted murder, will be questioned today. Mamaladze’s lawyers claim that the evidence may completely change circumstances of the so-called Cyanide case .Archpriest and Head of Patriarchate’s Property Management Service was detained on February 10, 2017, at Tbilisi International Airport before his departure to Germany. According to Prosecutor's Office poisonous substance - sodium cyanide, kept in a concealed manner, was seized upon the search of his luggage. The investigation continues under Articles 18-108 and 236 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.  In addition, the investigation is ongoing on the charge of  keeping weapon illegally.
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Robbery in Tskaltubo district
Publish Time: 2017-02-26 16:12:00
Several masked persons broke in a house of Shalamberidze family in Meskheti village of Tskaldubo district. According to locals attackers beat 70-year-old man severely and seized cash money.A criminal case is opened into the fact under Article 179. 
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Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze to be questioned on February 27
Update Time: 2017-02-25 20:07:00
Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman, will be questioned on February 27. The charged Deacon will testify after having kept silence for 2 weeks. Mamaladze’s lawyers claim that the evidence may completely change circumstances of the so-called Cyanide case and even declare the charged person as being the victim.The defense side accuses Prosecutor’s Office for postponing the questioning artificially. Lawyers were not present at so-called Matrosov Prison where Mamaladze is kept today. The penitentiary facility administration said that questioning was unlikely over the weekend. The charged person was visited by a representative of Ombudsman's Office. 
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Date when Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze will be questioned not known
Update Time: 2017-02-25 16:07:00
The date when Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman, will be questioned is not known yet. The defense side accuses Prosecutor’s Office for postponing the questioning artificially. Lawyers are not present at so-called Matrosov Prison where Mamaladze is kept. The penitentiary facility administration says that questioning is unlikely over the weekend. 
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Investigation activities carried out at Matrosov Prison
Update Time: 2017-02-25 12:08:00
Investigative activities were carried out on February 24 at so-called Matrosov Prison where Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman, is placed.DNA and handwriting samples of Mamaladze were taken. Mikheil Ramishvili, Mamaladze’s lawyer said that security of the charged archpriest as well as his family members were not properly ensured and called on Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili for visiting the charged clergyman in the nearest days. 
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Archpriest was not interrogated today - lawyers accuse Prosecution’s Office of prolonging the process artificially
Publish Time: 2017-02-24 20:05:00
The investigative activities have launched into Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze’s case. Expertise procedures are being conducted. Voice samples have been taken for determining the authenticity of the secret audio recordings mentioned by the Prosecutor’s Office. Handwriting samples are collected as well, which indicates the possibility of existence of a written material.Giorgi Mamaladze was not interrogated today. The lawyers accuse the Prosecution’s Office of prolonging the process artificially.The new lawyer has listened to several records, after which he denies mentioning “cyanide” from the defendant during the conversation.Giorgi Mamaladze, who is charged for attempted murder, expresses readiness to cooperate with the investigation. He plans to talk about the details of the gun discovered in his house.Questioning of Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary-Referent of Georgian Patriarch is planned as well. Archpriest and Head of Patriarchate’s Property Management Service was detained on February 10, 2017, at Tbilisi International Airport before his departure to Germany. According to Prosecutor's Office poisonous substance - sodium cyanide, kept in a concealed manner, was seized upon the search of his luggage. The investigation continues under Articles 18-108 and 236 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.  In addition, the investigation is ongoing on the charge of keeping weapon illegally.
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Expertise procedures at so called Matrosov prison - when Archpriest be questioned?
Publish Time: 2017-02-24 18:05:00
When Archpriest will be questioned? Giorgi Mamaladze, who is charged for attempted murder, express readiness to cooperate with the investigation. He plans to talk about the details of the gun discovered in his house. In particular, how the gun got at his house and who asked him to store it.At this stage it is unknown whether or not Mamaladze will be questioned today. Today, the investigators arrived at the prison for conducting expertise procedures - In particular DNA testing, voice and calligraphy expertise.Archpriest and Head of Patriarchate’s Property Management Service was detained on February 10, 2017, at Tbilisi International Airport before his departure to Germany. According to Prosecutor's Office poisonous substance - sodium cyanide, kept in a concealed manner, was seized upon the search of his luggage. The investigation continues under Articles 18-108 and 236 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.  In addition, the investigation is ongoing on the charge of  keeping weapon illegally.
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Members of Government are evaluating "Cyanide Case" investigative process
Publish Time: 2017-02-24 16:10:00
The members of Government are evaluating the investigative process into the so-called Cyanide case.The Education Minister says that during the Holy Synod meeting the Church members expressed their full support toward the involvement into the investigation. Alexandre Jejelava hopes that the thorough investigation will be conducted.Minister of Justice explains that when two sides will meet each other in court, they will have the opportunity to operate in full compliance with the principle of equal rights and competitiveness.She says that now it is important to wait for the results of the investigation.
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Shorena Tetruashvili express readiness to answer Prosecutors’ questions
Publish Time: 2017-02-24 16:06:00
Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary-Referent of Georgian Patriarch, express readiness to answer the Prosecutors’ questions. The lawyer of the Georgia’s patriarchate makes the regarding statement.According to Edisher Karchava, the exact date of interrogation is still unknown and the Patriarchate is waiting for corresponding notification. Questioning refers to the so-called Cyanide case.Lawyer says that Tetruashvili will be questioned as a witness, because there are no other circumstances. The case is lined with so called Cyanide case.
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Giorgi Mamaladze to undergo DNA testing, voice and calligraphy expertise
Publish Time: 2017-02-24 16:05:00
Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze will undergo DNA testing, voice and calligraphy expertise  - the Archpriest will be questioned into so-called Cyanide case. Investigators are expected at the so called Matrosov prison. The results of the expertise will be compared with the audio material, which is included in the case.Archpriest and Head of Patriarchate’s Property Management Service was detained on February 10, 2017, at Tbilisi International Airport before his departure to Germany. According to Prosecutor's Office poisonous substance - sodium cyanide, kept in a concealed manner, was seized upon the search of his luggage. The investigation continues under Articles 18-108 and 236 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
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Appeal Court upheld the verdict delivered by City Court on Valeri Gelashvili's case
Update Time: 2017-02-24 12:57:00
The Appeal Court of Georgia has found guilty the convicted former Interior Minister Vano Merbiashvili over the case of assault on MP Valeri Gelashvili.  The court has upheld the verdict delivered by Tbilisi City Court on September 22, 2016. As a result, Merabishvili has been sentenced to 6 years and 9 months in jail according to the absorption principle. 
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Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze to be questioned
Update Time: 2017-02-24 12:05:00
Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze will be questioned into so-called Cyanide case today. Investigators will expected at the so called Matrosov prison at 3 PM.The lawyer is visiting the accused archpriest for the time being.  Lawyer willl inform Mamaladze about the weapons, which were found in his house. Mikheil Ramishvili, Mamaladze’s lawyer hopes that the investigation will be conducted fairly and this testimony will prove the archpriest's innocence.
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Patriarch’s Secretary-Referent to be questioned
Update Time: 2017-02-23 12:05:00
Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary-Referent of Georgia’s Catholicos Patriarch, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, will be questioned into the so-called Cyanide case presumably today. Shorena Tetruashvili arrived at the Prosecutor's Office yesterday, however she did not answered Prosecutor's questions. 
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Actor Guram Jashi placed at clinic
Update Time: 2017-02-22 18:00:00
Doctors are trying to save life of Guram Jashi, actor of Marjanishvili Theater who was attacked last night by unknown persons. He is placed at Reanimation Unit of Ingorokva Clinic being in unconscious condition. Relatives presume that the actor was attacked for robbery motive. However, Ministry of Internal Affairs does not confirm this version yet. Investigation into the case is ongoing under Article 120 of Criminal Code on charge of premeditated infliction of injuries to a person.
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Investigation into possible taking out of Vano Merabishvili from prison cell complete
Update Time: 2017-02-22 16:27:00
Georgia’s Chief Prosecutor’s Office completed investigation into case of possible taking out of Vano Merabishvili, former Prime Minister from a prison cell. The fact that allegedly took place on December 14, 2013 from #9 Prison was not confirmed. Therefore, Prosecutor’s Office declared the case as solved and stopped investigation.   
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Patriarchate discussing so-called Cyanide case
Update Time: 2017-02-21 20:07:00
The Georgian Patriarchate today began discussions into the so-called Cyanide case with participation of Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, members of Holy Synod and church persons of different ranks. The meeting participants are considering the latest developments around the Georgian Orthodox Church and the case involving Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, who is charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman. Patriarch, who returned from Germany to Georgia on February 20, evaluates the developments as ‘strange situation’ and talks about the necessity of joint investigation of the case by both the government and church. Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili also attended the meeting today. “All sides should be given the opportunity to prove their truthfulness or versions of truth,” Margvelashvili said after leaving the meeting. President also said that presumption of innocence was violated into Mamaladze’s case. Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili has the same standpoint. Patriarch expressed willingness to meet with Mamaladze, who is placed at Chapidze Cardiology Clinic. The charged archpriest was visited by his lawyers earlier this afternoon.
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Goirgi Margvelashvili: All sides should be given opportunity to prove their truthfulness
Publish Time: 2017-02-21 16:05:00
“All sides should be given the opportunity to prove their truthfulness or versions of truth,” Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili said after the meeting held at Patriarchate. President said that presumption of innocence was violated into case of Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman. The meeting about Mamaladze’s case continues at Georgian Patriarchate. 
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Border guards detain woman hidden in suitcase
Update Time: 2017-02-21 12:43:00
Turkish border guards detained a woman hidden in a suitcase at Sarphi, Georgia-Turkey border checkpoint. According to the Turkish media, border guards considered a man moving with a big suitcase as suspicious and asked the man to open his luggage. The woman was deported as law-enforcers report. 
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