Georgian Dream activists thratens to sue TV reporter
Activist of the Georgian Dream coalition having won parliamentary elections in Georgia threatens to sue the reporter of Rustavi 2 TV-station. Mikheil Amashukeli, who was released from the pre-trial detention told the Kutaisi bureau reporter of the TV-channel that he was detained after the footage recorded by him was aired.
Mikheil Meskhi and Zaza AmbrolaZe along with Mikheil Amashukeli was detained on the same accusation that is attempted bribery of voters and also released today. Both of them refuse the accusation.
The three activists were detained during handing out so-called dream cards during the electoral campaign. They used to convince voters to fill in the cards with names of domestic appliances and the Georgian Dream coalition would fulfill their wishes after winning teh parliamentary elections. They were pleaded guilty of bribing voters and sent to pre-trial detention for three months.
Georgian Dream`s MP candidates for single-mandate constituencies Tea Tsulukiani and Eka Beselia attended the release process of the activists. The MP candidates said the court acted without the government`s pressure and it made a right step by releasing the activists.
Ex-minister of health and currently the president`s representative to Kakheti Region, Zurab Chiaberashvili has been released from the Kutaisi N2 prison after his family paid 20,000 GEL bail according to the ruling of the Kutaisi city court announced late last night.
Wife of the United National Movement`s secretary general Vano Merabishvili has returned from France to Georgia late last night. He left the Tbilisi airport without comments for media. Vano Merabishvili was sent to two-month pre-trial detention last night.
Former defense minister of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini thinks the efforts of the current government to get Merabishvili away from politics will be useless. Secretary general of the United National Movement Vano Merabishvili was sent to custody for four different charges by Kutaisi city court yesterday.
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