The United National Movement has taken a decision to impose a night-watch at the N9 prison, where the secretary general Vano Merabishvili is held under pre-trial sentence. The opposition members say this is necessary to protect the defendant from being taken away from prison again as it happened on Friday. Merabishvili announced at his trial in Kutaisi prison yesterday, that on Friday night he was taken away from prison to some office, where he met some people, including chief prosecutor Otar Partskhaladze, who threatened him unless he cooperated on the investigation of the reasons of Zurab Zhvania`s death. Last night, MP Sergo Ratiani stayed outside the prison together with several activists of the UNM.
Russian helicopters have violated Georgian airspace - several helicopters flew over the Georgian controlled territory from the occupied Tskhinvali Region yesterday and from the occupied Abkhazia today.
President of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of Georgian national hero, Zhiuli Shartava on his 70th anniversary. Giorgi Margvelashvili announced at the memorial today that by commemorating Zhiuli Shartava, he was also paying tribute to all, who fell in the tragedy of Abkhazia.
Today the first National Hero of independent Georgia – Zhiuli Shartava would become 70 years old. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili together with Defence Minister Irakli Alasania, other members of Georgian Government and MPs paid a tribute to the memory of Zhiuli Shartava at Saburtalo Pantheon.
Two tourists were killed, two others are missing and only one of the crew survived in an avalanche in Ushguli. The survived tourist contacted the rescue service for help in Ushguli. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has already confirmed the report about the death of tourists.
Interpol is considering the request of the Ukraine`s government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. The international organization has received an official letter from the Ukraine`s government and will publish the order warrant on its website soon.