MIA Lexo Lashkarava: He may have died of an overdose, drugs were found in his blood
The Ministry of Internal Affairs held the third briefing on the case of Lekso Lashkarava, the cameraman of TV Pirveli, since his death. The Interior Ministry says that according to an intermediate chemical examination, a drug was found in his blood and the cause of death may have been an overdose. According to the agency, more than 200 investigative actions were carried out in 2 days.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs also talked about the route of Lexo Lashkarava before his death. It was said that he bought drugs in Ponichala – the purchase of drugs was confirmed by witnesses at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the agency, Lashkarava and his accompanying friend consumed the purchased drug in Ortachala, in a forest, where Lashkarava became incapacitated, but later returned home.
Within a few hours of Lexo Lashkarava’s death, the Ministry of Internal Affairs indirectly indicated that he was presumably addicted to drugs. At the very first briefing, it was said that he was in Ponichala, which immediately sparked versions on the social network. At the same time, an online discrediting campaign was launched against the operator of TV Pirveli in various directions.
TV Pirveli has hired Alexander Gejadze, an independent expert, in the case of Lekso Lashkarava. In a recent comment to Radio Liberty last night, he noted that it is difficult to say anything until a histological examination of the brain has been performed.
“Habitat of the corpse, appearance, swelling, acute cyanosis and so-called. Kafnarevi white liquid on the lips, indicates swelling of the lungs, acute respiratory failure. – says the expert.
Read more In Nino Tarkhnishvili’s article.
Lexo Lashkarava will be buried today
TV Pirveli cameraman Lekso Lashkarava will be buried at Jikia Cemetery today. Nika Gvaramia, the founder of the Main Channel, called on the people to come to the funeral at the rally in front of the Parliament yesterday. The break is scheduled for 3 p.m.
The colleagues of the operator of “TV Pirveli” call the information of the Ministry of Internal Affairs about the possible overdose a slander. “Murderers” – with this shout, the demonstrators met the statement of the agency yesterday. Then the protest moved from the parliament to the office of the Georgian Dream.
Clashes broke out between activists and law enforcement officers on the spot several times after activists threw eggs at the Dream office and tried to make graffiti. The police came to several participants of the rally.
There is controversy inside and outside Parliament
There was a confrontation inside and outside Parliament yesterday afternoon. The controversy erupted after media managers gathered to demand the resignation of the government were not allowed into the parliament building. They say they wanted to ask some questions to members of the ruling party.
Some media managers were able to enter the parliament building and the sitting hall. The confrontation then began in the courtroom. Members of Parliament also took part in the physical confrontation.
Representatives of the Resource Officer’s Office forced the founder of the first TV company, Vato Tsereteli, to leave the parliament building. Bailiffs asked him to present a permit and were forcibly removed from the legislature.
After the noise in the parliament hall, part of the opposition decided to resort to another method. According to Salome Samadashvili, a member of the Lelo – Partnership Georgia faction, the opposition will start procedures to dismiss the government. He said this after leaving the parliament hall in protest Said.
Parliament has appointed 6 judges to the Supreme Court for life
The Parliament of Georgia has elected 6 out of 9 candidates for the Supreme Court for life. Voting took place in parliament on July 12, which was attended by only 6 out of 66 opposition MPs.
The following judges of the Supreme Court have become:
- Gocha Abuseridze: 79 – for, 5 – against;
- Giorgi Gogiashvili: 79 – for, 4 – against;
- Levan Tevzadze: 77 – for, 6 – against;
- Revaz Nadaraia: 77 – for, 6 – against;
- Bidzina Sturua: 78 – for, 6 – against;
- Lasha Kochiashvili: 79 – for, 5 – against.
The opposition lost the process of hearing the candidates for the judiciary. The Public Defender also refused to be involved in it.
“Majority Dictatorship” – Georgia at a Dangerous Crossroads?
On July 12, it appeared that the death of Lekso Lashkarava, the cameraman of Pirveli TV, who had been severely beaten by the perpetrators, had left the government unchanged.
Before the government session began on Monday, Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili reiterated and intensified statements made on July 5 by a large section of lawyers, human rights activists and civil society, even then unconstitutional and inciting violence.
Gharibashvili directly stated that he never considered it expedient to hold a “Tbilisi Pride” on Rustaveli Avenue; That the government obeyed the wishes of 95% of the citizens in this regard, will continue to do so and the time is over when the minority “Any decision was made in Georgia with a violent signature.”
The statements made by the Prime Minister to the Public Defender prove that, in accordance with the will of the Prime Minister, “There was not a proper number of police organized on July 5” And deliberately did not stop the violent attacks.
Lawyers and representatives of the non-governmental sector also see dangerous symptoms in the Prime Minister’s statements. Coincidences – with abusers and differences – with the West in Irakli Gharibashvili’s statements yesterday. Read more In the article by Lela Kunchulia.