Tbilisi City Court has postponed the hearing on the case of Akhmed Chataev, a Chechen resident, who was arrested in connection of the special anti-terror operation conducted by Georgian armed forces in the Lapankuri village of the Lopota Gorge, Kakheti Region. The special operation was conducted near the Dagestan section of the Georgia-Russia border. Over ten people were killed in it. Akhmed Chataev was arrested with the charges of keeping and carrying explosive devices illegally. The defense of the Chechen national demanded time for learning the evidence presented by the prosecutor. Akhmed Chataev was also attending the hearing today.
Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia, Sozar Subari told Alia newspaper that the video tapes discovered in the secret storage in Samegrelo two days ago, include the footage of sexual abuse of prisoners and not only prisoners.
Russia will begin negotiations with Georgia about resuming air communication with Georgia. Official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Aleksandr Lukashevich said that negotiations on resuming direct flights between the two countries would begin in near future.
Public Defender of Georgia says the Ministry of Internal Affairs has violated the presumption of innocence when they announced after the detention of Mikail Kadiyev that he was organizing a terror attack in Georgia. Finally, Kadiyev was charged with illegal carrying and keeping of arms.
United National Movement is concerned about the fall of the index of economic growth in the country. Giorgi Vashadze of the parliamentary minority says the official data released the State Department of Statistics shows that both import and export were reduced during the past month.