The Georgian Prosecutor’s Office has released a taped conversation allegedly of former senior official Mirza Subeliani in which he contradicts earlier claims of torture and abuse in Georgian law enforcement. Critics have pointed to inconsistencies in the new tape and there has been widespread speculation it was staged.
A former official on trial for ‘compromising’ the Khorava Street murder investigation has threatened to release incriminating recordings of senior officials which he claimed could bring down the government, Rustavi 2 has reported. [Read more…]
A parliamentary commission into last December’s fatal school stabbings has concluded that the investigation was compromised in order to protect a high-ranking official and his relatives. Ruling party members of the committee disputed the findings of the opposition-led commission, which held the Interior Minister and Justice Minister ‘politically responsible’, arguing it had been politicised. [Read more…]
Two of Georgia’s banks, Bank of Georgia and TBC, have ‘eaten up the whole country’, according to the Chair of the ruling Georgian Dream Party, Bidzina Ivanishvili. In an interview Tuesday with the Georgian Public Broadcaster, Ivanishvili discussed his discord with former Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, poverty in Georgia, the Khorava Street murder investigation, and the next president. [Read more…]
Investigators from the Khorava Street murder case faced questioning from MPs on Monday, into alleged failures by the investigation. A parliamentary commission was set up in the wake of large street protests in Tbilisi, which followed the partial acquittal of the suspects in the case and allegations the investigation was mishandled. [Read more…]
Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has met with two of the leading figures in anti-government protests currently being held in Tbilisi. Kvirikashvili met separately with the parents of Davit Saralidze — one of the teenagers killed in a school brawl last December — and Malkhaz Machalikashvili, the father of a 19-year-old boy killed by security forces in Pankisi.