09 October 2019, 11:16

Georgian activist Levan Djikuri released on bail

The Tbilisi City Court has released, on bail in 2000 laris (about USD 676), Levan Djikuri, detained within the case of June protests.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on August 29, Levan Djikuri, an activist, arrested on charges of participating in disorders, went on a hunger strike and notified the jail administration about it. On September 25, it became known that he was transferred to the prison hospital.

On October 8, the above court ruled to release Djikuri on the above bail; and he was set free in the courtroom, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, who watched the "Rustavi-2" TV Channel, reports.

The "InterPressNews" explains that it was the advocate, Alexander Zubiashvili, who asked the judge to release Djikuri on bail. He motivated his motion by the fact that his client was in a wheelchair, and that his health had deteriorated during his detention.

At the court session, Levan Djikuri pleaded partially guilty: he stated that he was present at the rally and used a shield, but didn't participate in the group violence, the "InterPressNews" has added.

During the session, a small-scale protest action was at the courthouse, whose participants demanded the immediate release of all the detainees within the above case.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 9, 2019 at 01:30 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Galina Gotua, Inna Kukudzhanova; Source: CK correspondents

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