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President’s Parliamentary Secretary meets with NGOs
Update Time: 2017-01-21 16:20:00
Ana Dolidze, Georgian President’s Parliamentary Secretary met with representatives of non-governmental organizations with purpose to continue consultations about the ‘third wave’ of court reforms. Various draft-bills, which were sent to President for signature on January 10, were discussed. Similar meetings have already been held with head of Lawyers’ Association and Venice Commission delegation. 
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Parliamentary majority to present candidate for post of judge of Constitutional Court
Update Time: 2017-01-20 16:25:00
The Parliamentary majority will present a candidate for vacant post of judge of Constitutional Court on January 23. Four candidates are considered for the post including MP Manana Kobakhidze. 
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Pre-trial sitting into case of Givi Targamadze’s car explosion
Update Time: 2017-01-17 18:07:00
A pre-trial sitting into case of car explosion of Givi Targamadze, a member of United National Movement (UNM) Party was held at Tbilisi City Court. The case of Boris Chagunava was separated from Khechuashvili’s case by prosecutor’s office on December 28, 2016. Khechuashvili is wanted. He is charged for pre-meditated murder. Chagunava is accused of illegal keeping of explosive devices. He admits the guilt. Discussions into Chagunava’s case will resume on January 26. An apparent car bomb exploded in central Tbilisi on October 3, 206, targeting the car of a member of parliament for the National Movement. The car’s owner MP Givi Targamadze was sitting in the front passenger seat as it exploded. He was not seriously injured.
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Court trial into so-called ritual murder case
Publish Time: 2017-01-17 18:05:00
The court trial of charged persons into so-called ritual murder continues at Tbilisi City Court. The case refers to murder of Luba Kochiachvili which may be the first case in Georgia detecting possible signs of cannibalism. The charged persons gave their testimonies and talked about details of the crime. Discussions take place into two parts: closed and open hearings. The charged persons are daughter of the killed woman and her boyfriend. Two other persons are charged for non-notification of the crime.  
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Court trial into so-called ritual murder case continues
Publish Time: 2017-01-17 16:05:00
The court trial of charged persons into so-called ritual murder continues at Tbilisi City Court. The case refers to murder of Luba Kochiachvili which may be the first case in Georgia detecting possible signs of cannibalism. The charged persons gave their testimonies. Discussions take place into two parts. The charged persons are daughter of the killed woman and her boyfriend. Two other persons are charged for non-notification of the crime.  
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Court trial into case of so-called ritual murder
Publish Time: 2017-01-17 12:03:00
The court trial of charged persons into so-called ritual murder is being held at Tbilisi City Court. The case refers to murder of Luba Kochiachvili. Discussions take place into two parts. The charged persons are daughter of the killed woman and her boyfriend. Other two persons are charged for non-notification of the crime.  
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Appeals Court is discussing the so-called Cables Case
Publish Time: 2017-01-16 16:00:00
Appeals Court is discussing the so-called Cables Case for the time being. The former officials of Defense Ministry will deliver concluding speeches and after which the judge will make verdict into the case.
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Lawyer of Mikheil Mgaloblishvili appealed against the court's decision
Publish Time: 2017-01-15 16:13:00
Lawyer of Mikheil Mgaloblishvili, brother of Georgia’s First Lady appealed against the court's decision on pre-trial detention.According to the lawyer the charges refer to two guns that were not in good condition to shoot - impossible to shoot by means of them. The Defense plans to conduct an alternative examination. Mikheil Mgaloblishvili was arrested yesterday.  He was charged with illegal purchase and possession of a weapon. Mgaloblishvili has already been imposed to pre-trial detention.  
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Murder in Tbilisi
Update Time: 2017-01-15 16:05:00
Murder was reported at Kostava Street in Tbilisi - young man was killed by a gunshot yesterday.Patrol Police and ambulance crews were mobilized at the scene.Investigation is ongoing under the article 108 of Criminal Code. 
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Lawyer of Mikheil Mgaloblishvili plans to appeal against the court's decision
Publish Time: 2017-01-15 12:03:00
Lawyer of Mikheil Mgaloblishvili, brother of Georgia’s First Lady Maka Chachua plans to appeal against the court's decision.According to the lawyer the charges refer to two guns that were not in good condition to shoot - impossible to shoot by means of them. The Defense plans to conduct an alternative examination. Mikheil Mgaloblishvili was arrested yesterday.  He was charged with illegal purchase and possession of a weapon. Mgaloblishvili has already been imposed to pre-trial detention.  
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Chairwoman of Supreme Court to present report of one-year work
Publish Time: 2017-01-14 12:09:00
Nino Gvenetadze, Chairperson of Supreme Court of Georgia will present a report reflecting one-year work during the 19th Conference of Judges. The conference will be held at Justice Supreme School and will begin at 14:00. 
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Three persons arrested for wounding a Police Officer
Update Time: 2017-01-12 16:13:00
Law enforcement officers have arrested three persons on charges of wounding a policeman. They were detained in several hours from the incident. The police officer was wounded on Saburtalo Street in Tbilisi yesterday.  The wounded police officer was hospitalized. His condition is satisfactory.According to the agency, the investigation is being carried out by the Prosecutor's Office.
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Health condition of President’s son-in-law is stable
Update Time: 2017-01-12 12:00:00
The health condition of President's son-in-law Mindia Gogochuri is stable. According to the press service of the Republic Hospital his life is not in danger.The condition of Mindia Gogochuri’s friend is also stable. Both of them underwent surgery last night.President’s son-in-law Mindia Gogochuri was wounded on Balanchivadze Street yesterday.  Investigation into the case is underway.
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Law enforcers detain Israeli citizen on drug charge
Update Time: 2017-01-11 16:26:00
Law enforcers detained a citizen of Israel in Tbilisi through operative-investigative activities on charge of illegal buying and keeping of drugs. Upon body search, the person was found with 104 pills containing Buprenorphin drugs. Investigation into the case is ongoing. 
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New draft-bill on secret wiretapping to be prepared by end of January
Update Time: 2017-01-10 18:07:00
The working group established for legislative regulations over covert auditions and secret wiretapping held the first meeting today. The new draft-bill about the issue will have been prepared by the end of January. Members of the parliamentary majority, President’ Parliamentary Secretary, representatives of law-enforcement agencies and Tamar Kaldani, Personal Data Protection Inspector attended the meeting.  Members of the group discussed how acceptable is the model prepared by the third sector based on which the so-called “key” to secret hearings should belong to a special independent body. The non-governmental organizations prepared the project after Constitutional Court recognized the current law as being unconstitutional. Members of the parliamentary majority agree that both human rights and security of the country should be taken into account while preparing the draft-bill. 
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Person charged for having physically assaulted Nika Gvaramia released on bail
Update Time: 2017-01-10 12:07:00
Rati Gachechiladze, person charged for having physically assaulted Nika Gvaramia, General Director of Rustavi 2 TV Company was released on bail from the court hall in the amount of 5 thousand GEL last night. Gachechiladze made no comment for journalists. His lawyers said that the decision was acceptable for the defense side. The pre-trial session will be held on February 20, 13:00. Gachechiladze will have to pay the bail within 10-day term. Gvaramia was beaten in a restaurant on Saturday evening. 
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Discussions resume into Center Point case
Publish Time: 2017-01-10 12:05:00
Questioning of witnesses of the plaintiff side into case of Center Point Construction Company will continue on January 12, judge of Tbilisi City Court said today. The defense side demanded postponement of court processes by one month due to health condition of Maia Rcheulishvili, founder of the company. Prosecutor’s office is in favor of the idea to continue hearing the case in hospital. 
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Nika Gvaramia demands re-qualification of the attack case
Publish Time: 2017-01-09 18:16:00
Rustavi 2 Director General Nika Gvaramia demands re-qualification of the attack case. According to Gvaramia, during the incident Rati Gachechiladze did not act alone and investigation should establish the identity of the second attacker as soon as possible. Gvaramia made the regarding statement at Ghudushauri Clinic.Charge has been officially presented against Rati Gachechiladze, who was arrested for assaulting Rustavi 2 General Director Nika Gvaramia today.Rati Gachechiladze was arrested for beating Rustavi 2 Director General Nika Gvaramia on January 7.Investigation is in progress under article 126, part I.
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Charge officially presented against Rati Gachechiladze
Update Time: 2017-01-09 16:00:00
Charge has been officially presented against Rati Gachechiladze, who was arrested for assaulting Rustavi 2 General Director Nika Gvaramia. Prosecutor’s Office will file a motion about measure of constraint to the court against Gachechiladze. It’s still unknown when Prosecutor’s Office will apply to the court.If the motion will refer to detention, lawyer plans to submit mediation on release grounded by public figures’ stand bail.Rati Gachechiladze was arrested for beating Rustavi 2 Director General Nika Gvaramia on January 7.Investigation is in progress under article 126, part I.Gvaramia claimed that he had been physically assaulted at a restaurant.  He said that he was dining together with friends after his father’s funeral last evening when the lights were put out and he and his companions were attacked. 
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Charges to be presented against Rati Gachechiladze today
Publish Time: 2017-01-09 10:05:00
Charges will be presented against Rati Gachechiladze. He is kept at pre-detention cell of Police Main Department.  Lawyer plans to file a motion on bail, as claims that the risk of absconding does not exist.Rati Gachechiladze was arrested for beating Rustavi 2 Director General Nika Gvaramia.Gachechiladze released information about his participation in the incident on social network . Levan Gachechiladze's son claimed responsibility for assault on Rustavi 2 Director. Investigation is in progress under article 126, part I.Gvaramia claimed that he had been physically assaulted at a restaurant.  He said that he was dining together with friends after his father’s funeral last evening when the lights were put out and he and his companions were attacked. 
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