Zviad Kuprava sentenced to nine months in prison
Zviad Kuprava sentenced to nine months in prison

Tbilisi City Court found Zviad Kuprava, the head of the Law Enforcement Reform Center, guilty and sentenced him to nine months in prison.

The counting of sentencing will be started from the day of his detention, February 21 of this year.

The case is related to the incident which took place on June 11, 2018. The investigator accused the head of the Law Enforcement Reform Center of disrespecting the court. He was charged under Article 366 for insulting a judge in the courtroom.  For this crime, Zviad Kuprava was bailed out as a preventive measure. According to prosecution, Zviad Kuprava, who was released on bail, physically assaulted a lawyer in the vicinity of the court building and was charged under Article 126 of the Criminal Code (involving valance) in absentia.

Since he avoided arriving in a law enforcement agency, on February 21, the court changed its bail order and sentenced Zviad Kuprava to imprisonment.

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