Police have arrested a key witness in the Khorava Street murders on charges of the group murder of Davit Saralidze. His arrest on Tuesday came just a day after the Tbilisi Court of Appeals ruled that one of Saralidze’s killers had not been identified or charged by prosecutors. [Read more…]
The Tbilisi Court of Appeals has ruled that one of the killers of 16-year-old Davit Saralidze has not been identified by investigators. In their ruling on 3 June, the court ruled that one person initially convicted for ‘attempted murder’ of Saralidze was guilty of murder, but that that the Khorava Street killings remained partially unsolved. [Read more…]
Protesters in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, have defied demands by Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze to clear the area in front of the parliament building to make room for a Christmas tree. [Read more…]
The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has charged former Chief Prosecutor Otar Partskhaladze over a 2017 fight with then–Auditor General Lasha Tordia. Partskhaladze, who served as chief prosecutor for just 47 days, has been a frequent subject of criticism, including over his alleged role in the Omega tapes scandal. [Read more…]
Police in Georgia have arrested the father of 16-year-old David Saralidze, who was murdered outside a school in Tbilisi in December. Zaza Saralidze, who has been protesting continuously for months, tried to prevent police from dismantling a tent outside parliament. [Read more…]
Georgian authorities attempted to bribe one of the witnesses of the Khorava Street murder into changing their testimony, a new recording released by the Prosecutor’s Office suggests.
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…]