Charges presented against Iveri Melashvili and Natalia Ilychova
Charges presented against Iveri Melashvili and Natalia Ilychova

Iveri Melashvili and Natalia Ilychova, persons accused of acting against the territories of Georgia, have been charged.

According to the prosecutor of the case, Mikheil Sadradze, the prosecution appeals to the court to use detention as a measure of restraint for the accused.

The Prosecutor’s Office arrested Iveli Melashvili, the head of the Border Relations Service of Department of Neighbouring Countries and Natalia Ilichova, the Chief Inspector of the Land Border Defence Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia on October 7 as part of the ongoing investigation into the case of David Gareji.

The investigation was launched on August 17, 2020, based on written information received from the Ministry of Defense of Georgia regarding the activities of the Government Commission on Delimitation and Demarcation of State Borders of Georgia. According to the information received from the Ministry of Defense, the Commission illegally agreed on certain sections of the state border between Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan, to the detriment of the territorial interests of our country.  According to the same information, the citizen of Georgia handed over cartographic material, found in other countries, on Davit Gareji case to POG.

The detainees pleaded not guilty.

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