Today, Prosecutor’s Office (POG) has charged one more person for abusing TV Pirveli cameraman Lekso Lashkarava on July 5. A total of six persons were detained over this case, five of whom were jailed.
The accused was arrested on charges of participating in group violence (Article 225.2, Criminal Code), unlawful interference with journalist’s professional activities (Article 154.2), and persecution using violence or threat of violence (Article 156.2a), POG said in its recent statement.
The detainee could face 4-6 years in jail.
As of today, twenty-nine persons were charged over July 5-6 violence. Fifty-two people were injured during the anti-Tbilisi Pride rally, forty-two journalists and a cameraman among them.
TV Pirveli cameraman Lekso Lashkarava, 36, died six days later after being severely beaten by a far-right mob during the anti-Tbilisi Pride rally on July 5.