Sunday, 20.04.14
Home|News|Programs|About us|Contact us|Advertisement on Rustavi 2|Club
Politics|Economics|Criminal|Sport|Culture | |

April 2014


You are visitor number:

enlarge photo

Former military officials recollect 2009 developments

30.01.14 10:04

Former military officials have recollected the developments of May 2009 - the incident, that was qualified by that-time government as a riot at Mukhrovani military base, where several people were gravely injured in shootings, but only one died. The `Mukhrovani riot case` became topical on news yesterday after the release of a scandalous video, where former prime-minister, Vano Merabishvili says that he `need two corpses`. It was a video arguably shot by the Interior Ministry PR department. All former authorities, including justice minister, president, CSD chief an others are seen on the video planning an attack on the insurgents.
The military officials, who were convicted and sent to prison with the charges of organizing a riot aiming to topple the government, were released with the status of political prisoners after the change of government in Georgia. Now they assert that it was a performance staged by the officials in order to cause fear and terror in the nation. They say there was not even an attempt of riot, not signs of such action.
`It was Saakashvili`s statement and order given to Merabishvili, who in his turn repeated it as it was seen on the video and he did so. You probably should remember the security council meeting, where Saakashvili told Merabishvili that he should dig us out of earth if necessary and punish us so severely that not a single person would ever think after that to do the same again. The performance aimed at causing fear and terror in the nation,` Levan Amiridze, one of the former convicts has said in the interview with Rustavi2.
Gia Krialashvili was the only one of three wounded former officials who died with one bullet in his body, while the others, who had eight or nine bullets, luckily survived, but they were sent to prison.
The sister of Gia Krialashvili recollects what the eyewitnesses told them after the death of her brother. `Gia had one bullet, the others were subjected to gun fire too, but thanks to God, the guys survived, but my brother died. They were attacked in a minibus. Vano wanted two corpses but he got one and it was my brother,` Ia Krialashvili told Rustavi2.
The former military officials say the former authorities should be held responsible for May 2009 developments.


video clip photos print


Georgian President pardons 95 prisoners

19.04.14 13:38

Georgia President Giorgi Margvelashvili has pardoned 95 prisoners before the Easter Holiday, the press service reports. President Margvelashvili has already signed the act confirming the pardon.More...

69 inmates granted Parole leave prisons

19.04.14 14:35

69 inmates, including 7 women, have left prisons, in result of the decision by Georgia`s Parole Board. The commission`s sitting was held on April 16, 17 and 18. More...

Georgia`s Chief Prosecutor on ex-president`s questioning

19.04.14 15:22

It`s regrettable that ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili evaded questioning at the prosecutor`s office, Georgia`s Chief Prosecutor Giorgi Badashvili said. More...

Public Defender`s address to the Chief Prosecutor

18.04.14 12:16

Public Defender of Georgia Ucha Nanuashvili has addressed the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia, Giorgi Badashvili to investigate the facts of possible pressure, abuse, inhumane treatment, physical and verbal abuse, intimidation on the convicts held in the N8 prison of Tbilisi in time. clip 

Vano's Show

Comedy talk-show with famous guests, headlines and others

Comedy Show

Hilarious sketches with amazing performances of your favourite actors!

Six political parties registered for self-government elections

18.04.14 11:54

28 political subjects have submitted the applications for participation in the self-government elections on June 15; however, only six of them have been registered by the Central Election Commission. The deadline for submitting applications to the CEC is April clip 

Zurab Abashidze sums up his meeting with Gregori Karasin

18.04.14 11:24

Georgian Prime Minister`s Special Representative in Relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze has returned from Prague, where he held the sixth meeting with the Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gregori Karasin. Abashidze said they had agreed clip 

EU adopts resolution on Ukraine and EP countries

18.04.14 11:02

The European Parliament has adopted resolution on Russian pressure on Eastern Partnership countries and in particular destabilisation of eastern clip 

Orthodox Christians mark the Good Friday

18.04.14 10:00

Orthodox Christians mark the Good Friday today, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his Death at Calvary. Rites for the Deposition from the Cross will be performed in the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi on Friday. clip 

  Full TV Guide
  Top Videos
Profile: Kristina Dzidziguri
Tbilisi LIVE
Courier: Fashion Week Newcomers
Nanuka`s Show: Sopho Nizharadze


© 1994-2014 Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company