Fugitive ex-chief of border police plans to return to Georgia
Former chief of the border police, whose name was included in the list of political refugees, plans to return to Georgia. Badri Bitsadze has not specified the date of his arrival yet.
Bitsadze, who is the husband of political leader, ex-speaker Nino Burjanadze, was accused of organizing assault on police after the events that followed May 26, 2011 demonstrations in Tbilisi. Bitsadze was sent to custody for five years in absentia.
The amnesty will also lift charges from famous Georgian footballer Giorgi Demetradze and a political activist Melor Vachnadze. Vachnadze was arrested in June 2009 during the dispersal of street protest outside the parliament in Tbilisi.