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Head of the Tbilisi Demirel College faces extradition to Turkey
Publish Time: 2017-05-25 20:17:00
Head of the Tbilisi Demirel College faces extradition to Turkey.Tbilisi City Court sentenced Mustafa Emre Chabuk to pre-extradition detention. He was detained on the basis of the request of the Turkish side on charges of cooperating with a terrorist organization.After inquiry of the Prosecutor's Office, the Minister of Justice should decide whether or not the defendant will be extradited to Turkey, where he is accused of cooperating with Fethullah Gülen.Several years ago Emre Chabuk headed Batumi Shahin school-lyceum, which was addressee of scandalous statement of a Turkish consul a year ago.
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General Auditor reminded of old conflict
Publish Time: 2017-05-24 20:05:00
Lasha Tordia, Head of State Audit Service has been reminded of another old conflict after the incident which he had recently had with Otar Partskhaladze, former Chief Prosecutor of Georgia. The video material released through social network today shows another episode of conflict with participation of Tordia. The video material taken from a surveillance camera from Paliashvili Street, Vake district, reflects the incident that took place with participation of Tordia on December 24, 2016. Investigation into the incident, occurred 5 months ago is still in progress as told by Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). MIA released a statement about the incident. It said that on December 24, 2016, investigation was launched by Vake-Saburtalo police division of Tbilisi Police Department on the fact of threatening, crime envisaged by the article 151 of the Criminal Code. Investigation was based on the report of citizen D.G. who is the employee of P.A.M. club located at Paliasvili Street. A person who is a wife of the club’s employee alleges that General Auditor being under influence of alcohol was threatening the club’s clients with a gun. Tordia said during the special briefing today that Chief Prosecutor’s Office published the material to overshadow the latest conflict that he had with Otar Patrskhaladze, former Chief Prosecutor. The sides stick to different versions and questions remain for the society. 
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MP of Patriots’ Alliance comments about decision made by court in United Arab Emirates
Update Time: 2017-05-24 18:07:00
Gela Mikadze, MP of Patriots’ Alliance described the decision made by the court against him in United Arab Emirates as ‘absurd.’ According to Mikadze, he has several civil disputes with Rakia Georgia Company in the court but is not informed about the dispute in United Arab Emirates. MP said that he had been a partner of Rakia Georgia since 2006 but currently has financial claims against it in the amount of tens of millions USD. 
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Another episode of conflict with participation of General Auditor
Publish Time: 2017-05-24 18:05:00
The video material released through social network today shows another episode of conflict with participation of Lasha Tordia, Head of State Audit Service. The video material taken from a surveillance camera reflects the incident that took place on December 24, 2016.Tordia said during the special briefing today that Chief Prosecutor’s Office published the material to overshadow the latest conflict that he had with Otar Patrskhaladze, former Chief Prosecutor. Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) released a statement about the incident. It said that on December 24, 2016, investigation was launched by Vake-Saburtalo police division of Tbilisi Police Department on the fact of threatening, crime envisaged by the article 151 of the Criminal Code. Investigation was based on the report of citizen D.G. who is the employee of P.A.M. club located at Paliasvili Street.
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MIA releases statement regarding video material about Lasha Tordia
Publish Time: 2017-05-24 16:05:00
Taking into consideration high public interest, Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) released a statement regarding the video material published in social network about Lasha Tordia, Head of State Audit Service. MIA says that on December 24, 2016, investigation was launched by Vake-Saburtalo police division of Tbilisi Police Department on the fact of threatening, crime envisaged by the article 151 of the Criminal Code. Investigation was based on the report of citizen D.G. who is the employee of P.A.M. club located at Paliasvili Street.According to the report D.G. was threatened in the bar by the unknown person with the firearm. Soon after investigation was launched, employees of the bar – D.G. (questioned on December 24, 2016) and witness-L.A and J.D. (interrogated on December 26, 2016) stated that they were attacked by unknown person and threatened and pointed with the firearm. They also stated that the unknown person demanded to turn the music up in the bar.Within the frames of investigation, on December 26, 2016 manager of the bar – T.B. submitted the video footage recorded by the surveillance cameras depicting the events that took place two days earlier. After studying the material the footage was added to the evidences attached to the criminal case.At this stage all necessary investigative activities are being carried out including Habitoscopic and phonoscopic expertise in order to define the authenticity of the video footage. Further results of the investigation will be made public.Investigation regarding the mentioned case is in progress under the article 15, envisaging term of imprisonment up to one year.
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Prosecutor’s Office –Georgian side cannot extradite Gela Mikadze to foreign country if requested
Publish Time: 2017-05-24 14:26:00
If requested by a foreign country, the Georgian side cannot extradite Georgian citizen Gela Mikadze to the foreign country, Chief Prosecutor’s Office says. According to the 13th article of the Georgian Constitution, handover of a Georgian citizen to a foreign country is banned, except for the cases envisaged by international agreements.‘Georgia’s civil belonging represents the circumstance that serves as an obstacle to the extradition,’ the Chief Prosecutor’s Office reports. Georgian MP from Alliance of Patriots Gela Mikadze was sentenced to 15 years in jail in absentia by United Arab Emirates court.  
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Turkish nationals and Georgian citizen detained on charge of producing fake excise stamps
Publish Time: 2017-05-24 10:50:00
Officers of Investigation Service of Finance Ministry detained two Turkish nationals and one Georgian citizen on charge of producing and realization fake excise stamps. Further investigation into the case is in progress.    
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City Court discussing case of Lancet Clinic’s Director
Publish Time: 2017-05-23 18:05:00
Tbilisi City Court is discussing imposition of prison term s to Parman Jeiranli, General Director of "Lancet" Clinic who faces from 6 to 9 years in prison. Chief Prosecutor’s Office detained Jeiranli on charge of misappropriation of money from a patient through swindling and conceal of information about threat to life and death. The case has to do with liver transplantation surgery conducted on two patients. Both patients died. Doctors invited from Azerbaijan who did not have Georgian state certificates, did the operations.  The detainee does not plead guilty. The defense side demands release of the detainee on bail. 
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Director of Lancet Clinic faces imprisonment
Publish Time: 2017-05-23 14:19:00
Parman Jeiranli, General Director of "Lancet" Clinic faces from 6 to 9 years in prison. Chief Prosecutor’s Office detained Jeiranli on the basis of a verdict made by Tbilisi City Court on charge of misappropriation of money from a patient through swindling and conceal of information about threat to life and death. The detainee does not plead guilty. 
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Three people detained on charge of swindling
Publish Time: 2017-05-23 11:19:00
Officers of Investigation Service of Finance Ministry detained three people on fact and charge of swindling. The detainees appropriated land plots belonging to the state through a swindling deal. The crime was committed in a group. Investigation activities are underway to reveal other collaborators of the criminal group. 
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So called Tordia-Partskhaladze case - Audit Service publishes report
Update Time: 2017-05-22 20:00:00
Otar Partskhaladze bought  the company, which owned 2 615 000 GEL worth property, for 580 000 GEL - this is the part of the interim report published by State Audit Service, which studies the company owned by Tbilisi City Hall and the former Chief Prosecutor.Audit Service has questions toward Tbilisi City Hall, in particular: why and how was satisfied the procedures started in 2012 on reimbursement request in 2016, when the land located in Vere Gorge transferred to the company owned by the former Chief Prosecutor.
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Giorgi Mamaladze's lawyers led a lawsuit to the Court
Publish Time: 2017-05-22 12:08:00
The lawyers of Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze filed a lawsuit to the City Court. They appeal against the decision made by Judge Bugianishvili on May 19.The lawyers demand to abolish the decision on expelling them from the process as well as to allow them to attend the trial scheduled for May 30.
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GYLA finds full closure of Giorgi Mamaladze’s case as unjustifiable
Update Time: 2017-05-20 20:08:00
The Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) finds full closure of the trial into case of Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman, as unjustifiable. The GYLA believes that publicity of the trial is important both for realization of rights of the sides and society since public discussions into the case defend both sides from covert carrying out of justice. The lawyers of Mamaladze are preparing a complaint to be submitted to the Appeals Court and demand that the decision about their eviction from the court hall is declared as null and void. The trial into Mamaladze’s case will resume on May 19. 
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False alarm in Mziuri Park
Update Time: 2017-05-20 12:11:00
Law enforcers completed working in Mziuri Park in Tbilisi. The information about existence of an explosive device turned out to be false. The territory was evacuated. A show of film “Pride” and discussions were planned in the park in connection with International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia observed on May 17. 
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Giorgi Mamaladze and lawyers left the courtroom in protest
Publish Time: 2017-05-19 20:05:00
Archbishop Giorgi Mamaladze may not attend court trials.  City Court satisfied the motion of Prosecutor and closed the trial session for the media. Archbishop and his lawyers have left the courtroom in protest. The session has been disrupted.After the boycott, the  public lawyer may be appointed for the defendant; however it is unacceptable for defense side.Before leaving, acute statements were heard at the court room. Giorgi Mamaladze accused the law enforcers in procedural violations.The judge satisfied the motion of the prosecution which demanded closure of the case on grounds that it includes audio, video and written evidence related to the private life of the defendant and other persons
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Mikheil Chokheli and security guards of Otar Partskhaladze interrogated
Publish Time: 2017-05-19 16:04:00
Mikheil Chokheli and the security guards of Otar Partskhaladze have been interrogated into the case on incident that took place between Lasha Tordia and Otar Partskhaladze, former Chief Prosecutor at Shardin Street in Tbilisi on May 13. The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports in that regard. "Intensive investigative activities are conducted, a number of people have been interrogated, among them Mikheil Chokheli and members of security guard of Otar Partskhaladze “ - the Ministry reports.Mikheil Chokheli works as the deputy head of the Investigation Department at the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance.As a reminder, Lasha Tordia, Head of the Audit Service, was assaulted several days ago. According to Tordia, he was attacked by former Chief Prosecutor Otar Partskhaladze. Investigation is ongoing under the Article 126.
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Prosecutor - the Cyanide Case includes video footage showing private life
Publish Time: 2017-05-19 12:30:00
So called cyanide case includes video footage showing private life, which concerns accused Giorgi Mamaladze and the third person, - the prosecutor said at the trial today. For this reason prosecutor filed a motion on closure of the trial."Although the defendant said that he has nothing to hide, there is also a third party and the interests of the public. We can not speak about the personal life of Giorgi Mamaladze publicly," said the prosecutor.Trial into so-called Cyanide Case is ongoing at Tbilisi City Court.
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Police conducted search at the apartment of the brother of Strasbourg Court Judge
Update Time: 2017-05-19 12:07:00
Police conducted search at the apartment of Otar Tsotsoria, the brother of Strasbourg Court Judge Nona Tsotsoria. Law enforcers seized firearms and cartridges of various calibers during the search.Otar Tsotsoria explained that only hunting guns belong to him, but he does not know how other weapons were found in his house. He added that the last week he was not at home and supposed that somebody had brought weapons to his house.Otar Tsotsoria links the incident to his sister's activity and believes that it is revenge.Investigation is in progress under Article 236 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
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Trial into so-called Cyanide Case to be held today
Publish Time: 2017-05-19 12:05:00
Essential discussion into so-called Cyanide Case will be held at Tbilisi City Court today.The sides will deliver introduction speeches.Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze is charged for having attempted to poison Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary -Referent of Georgian Patriarch.
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Lasha Tordia holds meeting with NGO representatives
Update Time: 2017-05-18 16:00:00
Lasha Tordia, Head of State Audit Service is holding a meeting with the representatives of 15 non-governmental organizations. Discussion is focused on incident that took place between Lasha Tordia and Otar Partskhaladze, former Chief Prosecutor at Shardin Street in Tbilisi on May 13. Head of State Audit Service provides the NGOs with the details of the incident.Eka Gigauri, Executive Director of Transparency International Georgia is attending the meeting.According to Gigauri, it is important to find out in which form the name of the former prosecutor in mentioned in report prepared by Audit Service.The third sector believes that the fact that occurred on May 13 goes beyond the confrontation between two individuals because the former and current high-ranking officials are involved in the case.
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