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Drugs in especially large quantities seized by MIA
Publish Time: 2017-07-23 12:18:00
Police Officers as a result of the activities held on the basis of operative information detained  a person (DoB 1978) for illegal purchase and keeping of drugs in especially large quantities. During the personal search of the detainee law enforcers seized 40 pills of drug substance. Investigation is in progress on the fact of illegal purchase and keeping of drugs in especially large quantities.
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Russian border guards hand over Georgian shepherd to Georgian side
Publish Time: 2017-07-22 10:40:00
The Border Police of Ministry of Internal Affairs has returned the missing shepherd. According to Ministry of Internal Affairs, on July 19, a shepherd contacted the border sector "Shilda" of MIA Border Police N5 Division and informed that on July 18, only the sheep came back, but the shepherd, a citizen of Georgia, Zurab Chakhtauri, born in 1977, went missing. In connection with the incident, the Kakheti Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs launched a preliminary investigation which found that the Russian border guards allegedly detained the shepherd near the Russian-Georgian state border, on the Dagestan side, due to the violation of the border line.It was also found out that Zurab Chakhtauri had a right to have his sheep in the vicinity of the border line. On July 21, Russian border guards handed over the shepherd to the Georgian side. Zurab Chakhtauri has been taken to a safe place by the Border Police helicopter. 
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Mitropolit Petre questioned into so-called Cyanide Case
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 20:05:00
Chkondidi Mitropolit Petre Tsaava was questioned into high-profile so-called Cyanide Case at Tbilisi City Court earlier today. Since detention Mitropolit Petre has considered Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman with Cyanide, as a victim of provocation. Mitropolit Petre said he considered that Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze was arrested unfairly. As he said after questioning, there is nobody absolutely innocent, including father Giorgi. “I cannot imagine a clergyman, who would plot liquidation of anybody. This is ruled out; it is absurd and I think that the truth will prevail," Mitropolit said. According to him, Cyanide Case is a big challenge for the court. "Let's see how much the court will try to show the Georgian nation that there is an independent, free court that is a guarantee for the country’s strength and security, this depends on their decision. The so-called cyanide case is a big challenge for the court”, Archbishop Petre said.Mitropolit Petre talked about influence of Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary-Referent of Georgia’s Patriarch Ilia II on clergymen and Patriarchate during the closed trial. Tetruashvili has the status of a victim in the case. Mitropolit Petre also accused Chief Prosecutor’s Office of being ‘biased.’ In its turn, Prosecutor of the case declared Mitropolit as ‘interested side.’ 
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Mitropolit Petre questioned into so-called Cyanide Case
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 15:59:00
Chkondidi Mitropolit Petre Tsaava was questioned into so-called Cyanide Case at Tbilisi City Court earlier today. He talked about influence of Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary-Referent of Georgia’s Patriarch. Studying of evidences presented by the plaintiff will continue today. Three neighbors of Giorgi Mamaladze, Archpriest changed for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman with Cyanide will be questioned in the court.
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Archbishop Petre – Nobody is innocent but father Giorgi Mamaladze is unfairly captured
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 13:31:00
Archbishop Petre considers that Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman with Cyanide, was arrested unfairly. As he said after questioning in the so-called Cyanide Case, there is nobody absolutely innocent, including father Giorgi.“I cannot imagine a clergyman, who would contemplate liquidation of anybody. This is ruled out; it is absurd and I think that the truth will prevail," Archbishop said. According to him, Cyanide Case is a big challenge for the court. "Let's see how much the court will try to show the Georgian nation that there is an independent, free court that is a guarantee for the country’s strength and security, this depends on their decision. The so-called cyanide case is a big challenge for the court”, Archbishop Petre said.  
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Discussions into so-called Cyanide Case to resume
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 12:06:00
Discussions into so-called Cyanide Case will resume today at Tbilisi City Court. Studying of evidences presented by the plaintiff will continue today. Four witnesses Mitropolit Petre and three neighbors of Giorgi Mamaladze, Archpriest changed for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman with Cyanide will be questioned in the court
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Court ruled out verdict into so-called Photographers’ Case
Publish Time: 2017-07-20 16:06:00
Tbilisi City Court has announced verdict into so-called Photographers’ Case today. Davit Devnozashvili, Former chief counter-intelligence was sentenced to four years and Aleksandre Mukhadze, the former director of the Gldani the 8th Penitentiary institution was sentenced to one year and six months in prison.
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Afgan Mukhtarli case - heads of the Border Police and Counter Intelligence Department dismissed
Update Time: 2017-07-20 16:00:00
The heads of the Border Police and Counter Intelligence Department were dismissed in relation to the Afgan Mukhtarli case. Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili made the regarding statement at the briefing held today.The Interior Minister presented an interim report on the investigation into the case of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli. Azerbaijani journalist was kidnapped from Chitadze Street in Tbilisi and is currently kept detained at Baku prison. 
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Four citizens of Bangladesh arrested for crossing border illegally
Publish Time: 2017-07-20 12:17:00
Border Police of Ministry of Internal affairs arrested four citizens of Bangladesh for attempting to cross the State border of Georgia illegally.Investigation established that the suspects attempted to cross the State Border of Georgia illegally without official border control to the Republic of Turkey.Investigation into the case is ongoing.
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Constitutional Court discusses the issue of Muslim community funding
Publish Time: 2017-07-20 12:12:00
The Constitutional Court discusses the issue of constitutionality of Muslim community funding.The Department of Muslims of all Georgia filed the lawsuit to the Constitutional Court.The plaintiff believes that the government's resolution regarding the funding of Muslims’ community is discriminatory.
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Gia Korkotashvili to be questioned
Publish Time: 2017-07-19 16:15:00
Gia Korkotashvili, actor and TV anchor is expected for questioning at Tbilisi Main Police Department regarding threatening former representative of Georgian Youth in United Nations Tatia Dolidze with physical abuse in social network.  Organizers and participants of March of Georgians marching were also interrogated into the same case. 
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Relative charged for murdering 19-year-old girl
Publish Time: 2017-07-18 13:15:00
A cousin was arrested in Poti town on charge of having murdered a 19-year-old girl at #117 Uznadze Street in Tbilisi. Neighbors said the girl had been inflicted a fatal wound with a knife in her neck area. Both youngsters were students and lived in Tbilisi. Investigation is ongoing on charge of pre-meditated murder. The detainee admits the guilt. 
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Patriarch’s nephew to be questioned into so-called Cyanide Case
Publish Time: 2017-07-18 11:44:00
Patriarch’s nephew Ketevan Shiolashvili will be questioned today into so-called Cyanide Case. She will answer questions of the plaintiff and defense sides. Shiolashvili was accompanying Patriarch of Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II in Germany. Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze is charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman with Cyanide. 
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Tornike Kacharava released on bail
Update Time: 2017-07-17 18:03:00
Tornike Kacharava, a friend of the president"s daughter and son-in-law is released from preliminary detention. The decision was made by the judge of the city court recently. Tornike Kacharava is accused of buying and keeping a large quantity of drugs.
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Discussions held into so-called Cyanide Case
Publish Time: 2017-07-15 12:05:00
Discussions into so-called Cyanide Case lasted during more than 10 hours at Tbilisi City Court on July 14. Prosecutor’s Office questioned 10 witnesses including clergymen Father Davit Chincharauli, Archpriest Andria Gvazava and Patriarch’s Secretary Michael Botkoveli. Botkoveli told journalists that his questioning had to do with his position in the Patriarchate. Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary-Referent of Patriarch also answered questions of the plaintiff side. She left the court without giving any comments to the media. Prosecutor said based on the evidence given by Tetruashvili that she had not asked Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for having attempted to poison a high-ranking clergyman, to bring Cyanide and had not given him money. The next sitting into the case is scheduled got July 18. 
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Shorena Tetruashvili and Archbishop Iakob questioned
Publish Time: 2017-07-14 18:05:00
Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary-Referent of Georgian Patriarch and Archbishop Iakob have been questioned at the court today. Court session refers to the so-called Cyanide case.The Prosecutor's Office believes that the witnesses are strengthening the Prosecution’s positions; however, views of defense side are different.The session was ongoing behind the closed door.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. Mamaladze is charge for having attempted to murder Shorena Tetruashvili.
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Otar Abesadze sentenced to pre-trial detention
Publish Time: 2017-07-14 13:31:00
Tbilisi City Court ordered pre-trial detention for Otar Abesadze, employee of Tbilisi City Hall today.Tbilisi City Court satisfied the motion of the Prosecutor's Office. The defense was demanding the release on bail in the amount of 15000-GEL.Officers of Anti-Corruption Agency of State Security Service detained Otar Abesadze on charge of bribe-taking on July 12. According to State Security Service, investigation determined that in May 2017, Abesadze promised a certain citizens to assist in accelerated issue of a permit for arranging the café Tivi and relevant infrastructure and took 3,000 US dollars in return.
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Tbilisi City Court will discuss the case of Otar Abesadze
Update Time: 2017-07-14 12:08:00
Tbilisi City Court will discuss the case of Otar Abesadze, employee of Tbilisi City Hall today.  The prosecution requests imprisonment as a preventive measure.Officers of Anti-Corruption Agency of State Security Service detained Otar Abesadze, employee of Tbilisi City Hall on charge of bribe-taking on July 12. According to State Security Service, investigation determined that in May 2017, Abesadze promised a certain citizens to assist in accelerated issue of a permit for arranging the café Tivi and relevant infrastructure and took 3,000 US dollars in return. 
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Shorena Tetruashvili being questioned at the court
Publish Time: 2017-07-14 12:05:00
Shorena Tetruashvili, Secretary-Referent of Georgian Patriarch is being questioned at the court. Court session refers to the so-called Cyanide case.The clerics will answer the questions of defense and prosecution today 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. Mamaladze is charge for having attempted to murder Shorena Tetruashvili.
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Charges against to Otar Abesadze to be presented today
Update Time: 2017-07-13 12:15:00
The charges will be presented against to Otar Abesadze, employee of Tbilisi City Hall today. Lawyer reported in that regard today.Lawyer Irma Chkadua visited the detainee at so called Moduli building. According to her, Abesadzde does not plead guilty.Officers of Anti-Corruption Agency of State Security Service detained Otar Abesadze, employee of Tbilisi City Hall on charge of bribe-taking yesterday. According to State Security Service, investigation determined that in May 2017, Abesadze promised a certain citizens to assist in accelerated issue of a permit for arranging the café Tivi and relevant infrastructure and took 3,000 US dollars in return. "On July 11th of this year, Otar Abesadze took 3,000 US dollars as a bribe from a citizen, after which he was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Agency of the State Security Service,” - the State Security Service reports. The detainee faces imprisonment from 6 to 9 years if convicted. 
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