The Tbilisi City Court discussed imposition of punishment to 9 persons out of the 17 detainees charged into the case of keeping the hidden recordings depicting the private life of MP Eka Beselia. Based on the decision of Judge Merab Jorbenadze of City Court, 7 charged persons were imposed imprisonment, while 7 – bail.
Those imposed the bail, will have paid the money within a 35-day term. Prosecutor’s Office demands prison sentence to 10 persons, while it urges for the release of 7 people on bail. The judge partially satisfied the demand today.
Prosecutor Tornike Marsagishvili said that the 17 persons obtained the covert material through different sources. The detainees did not report to the police and decided to keep the material.
On the question, if the person who first released the video material was detained. Prosecutor Tornike Marsagishvili responded that he was not allowed to reveal the name of the person due to the interests of the ongoing investigation.
The next court sitting into the case will be held on March 27. On February 1, law enforcers detained one person who uploaded the material reflecting the private life on Youtube.