Future Minister`s father-in-law released from prison
Tamaz Tamazashvili has been released from prison this morning - the chamber of criminal cases of the supreme court of Georgia has approved the procedural agreement between the prosecutor and the convict yesterday.
The lawyers of the father-in-law of the future minister of internal affairs, Irakli Gharibashvili applied to the court with the motion of signing procedural agreement on October 4th.
Relatives and friends were waiting for the former prisoner outside the prison, saying he was a political prisoner and no procedural bargain could become the reason of his release, as he did not plead guilty. Tamazashvili has also said he was arrested on political grounds. Tamazashvili said he did not know yet wether he would return to the law enforcement structures as reported by media earlier.
Tamazashvili was arrested for carrying and keeping weapons and explosive devices illegally and was sent to prison for three years and six months on April 30, 2012. He was serving his sentence in the N8 prison in Tbilisi so far.
Leader of the Georgian Dream coalition, Bidzina Ivanishvili has demanded release of Tamashvili several times. He also said then that Tamazashvili would be appointed at a very important position in law enforcement structures.