Lawyer of former minister of justice Zurab Adeishvili will appeal the court ruling today - former minister was remanded in custody in absentia by the court two days ago. The defense will also appeal the ruling on suspending the former` minister`s diplomatic and citizenship passports. Amid these proceedings, it was reported that the former minister was granted political asylum in Belgium, but no official sources have confirmed this report yet. Reportedly, Adeishvili was also given guarantees that Adeishvili has also received guarantees that he will not be extradited to Georgian even if any accusation brought against him is proved.
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.