It took five hours to law enforcers to introduce the charges to lawyer Giorgi Oniani, who was arrested two days ago in his apartment. The procedure took place in the Moduli office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Tbilisi City Court is expected to discuss the preventive measure against the defendant later today. The lawyer is accused of misuse of authority, illegal confinement of a person and evidence forgery. The charges refer to the period, when Giorgi Oniani worked as the deputy chief of the Gldani-Nadzaladevi police department. Yesterday, Oniani announced that he was going on hunger strike in protest, accusing the government of political persecution. The representatives of the Ombudsman`s office met with the arrested lawyer yesterday, while his supporters rallied outside the Moduli office last night.
Government of Georgia has a long-term and systematic vision to the direction of sports development - the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said in his speech at the conference dedicated to the sports development.
The officers of the Criminal Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have arrested six persons with the charges of money extortion in group. The special operations were simultaneously conducted in Tbilisi and Batumi.
Prime Minister of Georgia has expressed his concerns on the detention of the TV3 crew by Russian occupants. Irakli Gharibashvili says such facts affect the process of normalizing relations with Russia.
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NGO Article 42 of the Constitution has expressed its concerns regarding the detention of the TV3 report crew by the Russian occupants and offered legal assistance to the management of the television and the detainees.
One more candidate for Tbilisi mayor has been nominated today - Irakli Ghlonti is the chairperson of the political union the Reformers. Irakli Ghlonti has four-year experience of working in the self-government structures.
Two persons gave a telephone call to Rustavi2 this morning reporting the situation in the Tskhinvali prison. They said they were among those seven Georgians, who were arrested by the occupants with different charges.
Police have solved the crime that occurred on Chavchavadze Avenue outside the first building of the Tbilisi State University. The officers have arrested a 21 year-old man, who is accused of deliberately inflicting less grave injury.