The office of the former deputy mayor of Tbilisi Shota Khizanishvili was searched up by detectives late last night. The law enforcers took away personal computer of the former authority, who is under pre-trial detention currently. Prosecutors interrogated him for nine hours yesterday before sending him to pre-trial detention isolator. Other authorities were attending the search. They say the law enforcers presented no order on search or any other document, though they didn`t prevent from carrying out the search. Mayor of the capital Gigi Ugulava says he will stand as the guarantor to his deputy, even though the investigation against is tied with Khizanishvili`s activities during his work at the interior ministry. Law enforcers have also searched his apartment on Paliashvili Street last night. Family members were attending the process.
Police had to drive protestors away from the central highway in the village of Bakurtsikhe today. The residents of five villages of the Gurjaani region rallied in the village demanding compensation of the damage inflicted onto the region by the hail and windstorm last week.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has responded on the complaint of the president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who accused ministry of uncoordinated work with his administration and the failure to carry out effective policy of non-recognition of the occupied territories of Georgia.
Over 1,200 citizens of Georgia have sent an open letter to the president, Prime Minister and the parliament chairperson of Georgia demanding proper and unbiased investigation of the human rights violations revealed on the two counter-demonstrations on Rustaveli Avenue on May 17.
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Several non-governmental organizations and human rights defenders plan to address the prosecutor`s office to investigate the facts of violence against the participants of the demonstration against homophobia and transphobia on May 17.
President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili is attending the Asia-Pacific Summit within the visit to the Kingdom of Thailand. Leaders of 37 other states from around the world are also participating in the event.
Two protest rallies took place on the background of noise and minor incidents in front of the State Chancellery building. Verbal conflict took place between the activists several times. The tension was quickly diffused by police.