Bera Ivanishvili: I still demand an answer from those who curse my mother
Bera Ivanishvili made the first comment after the secret telephone recordings aired on TV Pirveli. He gave an interview to Imedi TV.
Bera Ivanishvili says the recordings were made in the summer of 2011, when she was a minor. Asked if these records are authentic, he said it does not matter and that he does not care. Regarding the content of the records, he said:
“I am in the same position today and I will say live on your air that if someone curses my mother, it will concern the family, which is the most sacred, I will demand an answer from such a person, even today. Show me a Georgian man who thinks differently about this issue “, – he said.
Bera Ivanishvili also said that the security service intervened in the matter of online comments to protect her fans: “The most disturbing thing for me in this story was the massive attack on my fans, children aged 10-11, by hundreds of two hundred people. There were threats, some nasty pornographic pictures. There was a threat, ‘We will come to you, Bera, you can not protect me.’
He said the parents of several children contacted him about these comments. “We were obliged to hand it over to the security service, which visited these people in compliance with all laws, ethics and morals.”– Ivanishvili said.
The host of the show also asked him what it means to shout “tri” in an audio recording. The rapper gave the following answer:
“In 2010-2011, Mr. Irakli Gharibashvili and I often went to France for my musical activities. Irakli also knows French very well and we jokingly called each other some French names. I did not call it “Tri-Tri” there, I called it “Anthony” there. “
The judge found all five accused in Shakarashvili’s murder guilty
Mtskheta District Court Judge Bidzina Sturua found all five defendants guilty in the murder of 19-year-old football player Giorgi Shakarashvili.
Sentenced to imprisonment:
- Archil Gagnidze – 16 years;
- Nikoloz Revazishvili – 16 years;
- Vakhtang Chikovani – 16 years;
- The sentences of 2 juveniles A.K. and Z.Kh. will be determined at the next March 16 hearing.
Shakarashvili’s family is satisfied with the court decision. Mirian Nikoladze, the uncle of the deceased, made a comment on behalf of the family after the verdict was announced.
“The verdict is completely objective, it was accurate, identical to what the crime was committed. In the end, it was reflected in a very correct sentence … No person was falsely given in the criminal case, I tell you with all responsibility. The evidence was more than enough that This verdict should be upheld “, – said Mirian Nikoladze, Giorgi Shakarashvili’s uncle.
Lawyers for imprisonment do not agree with the verdict and call it “unfair”.
The Rugby Union is preparing to elect a president
A day before the next congress of the Georgian Rugby Union and the presidential election, veteran rugby players in support of Irakli Abuseridze once again gathered to say that pressure was being exerted on the delegates with the right to vote, and this pressure has intensified in recent days. According to Boba Kvinikhidze, the reason for this dirty scenario is that the forces without the support of the only presidential candidate – Ioseb Tkemaladze – see that, due to the lack of quorum, the assembly may be disrupted again.
Veteran rugby players opposed to today’s congress spoke at an emergency press conference yesterday. They also reported on the pressure on one of their accomplices – the president of the Army Rugby Club “Irakli Sultanishvili”. Kvinikhidze told the audience that the president of the “Army”, which has the right to vote in the union’s presidential election, was asked to resign in order to be replaced by a preferred delegate who will support the only presidential candidate, Ioseb Tkemaladze.
Russian Foreign Minister: The Americans are going to shake the positions of the “Georgian Dream”
Sergei Naryshkin, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation, talks about the US attitude towards the current events in Georgia. The statement is spread by the press service of the agency.
As the head of the Russian Federal Service for Foreign Intelligence Naryshkin states: “The United States is still m. Since the time of Saakashvili, he has been accustomed to “managing” Georgia’s political process, dictating how the government should function and how to treat the opposition. Recently, there has been growing dissatisfaction in Washington with the actions of the ruling Georgian Dream party, which avoids unconditional compliance with American demands. In the White House, you are annoyed that the “dreamers” do not follow the instructions to follow the course of Euro-Atlantic integration.
“The Americans are going to work systematically to support the opposition in order to establish order in Georgia and at the same time shake the positions of the Georgian Dream.”
Debates on Georgia in the European Parliament
The second day after the opening of the plenary sessions in the European Parliament coincided with the political crisis in Georgia. In the beginning, the session was in danger of being disrupted because the electricity in the hall was suddenly cut off. The session was later resumed.
The rapporteur on Georgia was the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Joseph Borrell. He said the political situation in Georgia was “a matter of serious concern.”
“The EU sees the consolidation of democracy as a priority, including electoral reform, political stability and an inclusive parliamentary process. A fair independent and accountable judiciary is also of paramount importance. These are our preconditions for Georgia to further deepen its partnership with the European Union, through the Association Agreement. We will have the opportunity to evaluate the process achieved in the near future, when we will meet with the Prime Minister of Georgia within the Association Council on March 16. This will be an important date and I sincerely hope we can talk about progress. “Said Borrell.
In her speech, MEP Viola von Cramon blamed both sides for the crisis. He said both “shadow actors” – Mikheil Saakashvili and Bidzina Ivanishvili – should stop interfering in the process.
The issue of political prisoners was also raised at the session. MEP Marketa Gregorova said the release of Giorgi Rurua and Nika Melia was one of the steps to “get Georgia back on track”. He also stressed the importance of mediation by European ambassadors in the political crisis.
In Belarus, women are at the forefront of the resistance movement
Last year, Belarusian opposition women were at the forefront of protests over the disputed parliamentary elections on August 9.
According to Oksana Antonenko, director of the Control Risks Group in London, Belarusian women have even given impetus to the development of the world trend.
“Women around the world are playing an increasingly important role in political activism, and the example of Belarus has been a great inspiration to other regions, including Russia, Thailand and Myanmar. [ბირმა]”There are many women participants,” Antonenko told RFE / RL. “It is more likely that the protests, led by women, will end peacefully and include the whole society, their fears and aspirations. “It is also remarkable that these protests have created female leaders and politicians who can rebuild the trust of democratic institutions.”
The six women I will tell you about here not only noticed the traces of the events, but also paid a high price for doing so.
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