Vakhtang Sikharulidze, a participant of the hunger strike (with a flag), and Giga Lemondjava. David Makhariashvili is at the background (he did not participate in the hunger strike). Tbilisi, June 27, 2019. photo by Beslan Kmuzov for the "Caucasian Knot"

17 September 2019, 16:52

Georgian protester released on bail

The defence had convinced the court to release Soso Badjelidze, who was charged with resisting the police and participating in the riots at the June 20 protect action in Tbilisi, from custody on bail.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in July, 2019, the General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) of Georgia qualified the protests in Tbilisi as an attempt to overthrow the power. On September 16, at least four of those arrested on charges of unrest faced trial – Alexander Zubiashvili, Besik Tatishvili, Vazha Todua and Zakro Gvishiani; they are accused of resisting the police.

A court in Tbilisi court releases Badjelidze on bail, the Georgian Channel One reports, adding that the court has also banned him from leaving the country. After Soso Badjelidze pleaded guilty at the court session, he was released, the "News-Georgia" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 17, 2019 at 09:07 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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