Melia in custody or out – who has the key to a prison cell?
It may be found out today whether the chairman of the “National Movement”, Nika Melia, will be released from prison. It is theoretically possible to reconsider the restraining order at the trial scheduled for April 8, but no one knows exactly whether Judge Nino Chakhnashvili will make that decision.
On April 17, it will be 2 months since the Tbilisi City Court sentenced Nika Melia to imprisonment, which obliges the court to review the previous decision.
“Once the detention is ordered, the court is obliged to review the issue on its own initiative at the substantive hearing once every two months. It is mandatory. Two months pass on April 17, but since the hearing is scheduled for April 8, there is an expectation that the judge will do so on April 8. There is no need for the defense to file a motion. “ – Beka Basilaia, Nika Melia’s lawyer, tells Radio Liberty.
How did the investigation of Melia’s case go? Almost two years after Gavrilov’s night? What will change Melia’s release from pre-trial detention amid the political crisis? The answers to these questions, Read Lela Kunchulia’s article.
Doctor, who says that Maggie Bakradze “made adrenaline in seconds”, was not there during the first aid – Prosecution
Violeta Inasaridze – a doctor who said that after the complication of Megi Bakradze’s condition, an adrenaline-containing needle was “made in seconds” to relieve the alleged anaphylactic shock, she was not by his side at all during the first aid. The prosecution says this and adds that he has already been charged with perjury.
Violeta Inasaridze said in an interview with all media outlets that Megi Bakradze was given first aid immediately. Among them he recalled what he had done directly to himself. For example, in an interview with the media on March 20, he said:
“It became impossible in 20-25 minutes – general weakness and itching, as if I was suffering. Immediately, I have it there [ადრენალინი], What … we are very scared and we are afraid of this new vaccine. Immediately – here I confirm it – the immediately made syringe was made on the thigh. Immediately. Adrenaline. Tell me, if not, in a few seconds. I personally did … “
Another doctor and one nurse have been charged. Their investigation is initially charged with providing false, misleading information. All of them face 2 to 6 years in prison.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has launched an investigation under Article 2 into the case of people who died while crossing the Enguri River
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has launched an investigation under two articles into the case of those killed while leaving the occupied Gali district. As Radio Liberty was told in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the investigation is underway under Articles 115 (leading to suicide) and 143 (illegal deprivation of liberty) of the Criminal Code.
On April 7, the bodies of four citizens were found on the banks of the Enguri River in the villages of Zugdidi Municipality. Two women and two men are dead.
Residents of occupied Abkhazia with the rest of Georgia Due to the closure of the border, attempts are made to periodically cross and return to the territory controlled by the central government by crossing the Enguri River. A similar attempt has repeatedly ended in tragedy.
A statement on the incident was issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where the agency holds the Russian Federation responsible.
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The prosecutor’s office is questioning Afghan Mukhtarli
Azerbaijani journalist Afghan Mukhtarli was summoned for questioning by the Chief Prosecutor’s Office today. RFE / RL was told about it at the Prosecutor’s Office. The journalist returned to Georgia yesterday.
Afghan Mukhtarli, a journalist critical of the Azerbaijani authorities, disappeared from Tbilisi on May 29, 2017, and on May 30, 2017, it was reported that he had been arrested in Azerbaijan on charges of illegal border crossing and currency smuggling. The journalist stated from the very beginning that representatives of the Georgian law enforcement agencies were involved in his abduction from Tbilisi and his extradition to the Azerbaijani side. The ongoing investigation into Mukhtarli’s case in Georgia has so far yielded no results.
The EU is disappointed with the hasty change in Georgian legislation
On April 7, the European Union responded to the legislative changes adopted by the Parliament of Georgia on April 1, concerning the procedure for the selection of candidates for judges of the Supreme Court by the High Council of Justice and their submission to Parliament.
EU Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Nabila Masrali issued the following statement:
“On April 1, the Parliament of Georgia adopted legislative changes, which revised the process of selecting judges of the Supreme Court. The European Union has repeatedly expressed concern about the shortcomings of this selection process and the rules used.
The EU welcomes this initiative to change the legal framework for the selection process. But it is disappointing that the Parliament of Georgia hastily drafted and adopted these changes without a broad consultation process. “It is unfortunate that Georgia has already amended this legislation in an expedited process, without making a timely application to the Venice Commission or waiting for its final opinion.”
Read the statement in full.
US to discuss possible boycott of Beijing Olympics with allies
The United States plans to discuss with its allies the possible boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. This was announced by the head of the press service of the US State Department Ned Price.
Price said a coordinated approach to the possible boycott was in the interests not only of Washington but also of its allies and partners. Price said recent allegations against the Chinese leadership over human rights abuses have led to discussions about how to respond to the Olympics. The head of the press service of the State Department noted that no specific dates have been discussed yet, as there is a lot of time left before the competitions start.
Tighten regulations Impose VS restrictions
The epidemiological situation in the country has been getting worse for the last two weeks. As the incidence of new COVID19 cases increases, so does the reproductive rate of the virus, or delay indicator, which puts on the agenda the need to tighten regulations to prevent the spread of the virus.
The representatives of the Ministry of Health do not rule out the possibility that if the epidemiological situation does not improve in the light of the observance and control of the regulations, it may be necessary to impose point restrictions in the first stage. The government There is no word yet on the prospect of a third Lockdown, however, there are growing messages that the epidemic is getting worse.
The coronavirus positive rate on April 6 exceeded 3%. 897 cases of coronavirus were detected in Georgia, which was the highest daily rate since January 26.
What regulations are in force in the country today? What are the expectations in the fields of healthcare or economics? Read Nino Tarkhnishvili’s article.
“Egeti mood was in my life twice – when I had children, I was in such euphoria even then. What could be a bigger holiday? So many generations dreamed of and I signed the Act of Independence:” I am in favor of my country being independent! ” Be, I do not know … “
Who remembers April 30 30 years ago, how their memory of that day and night was preserved, what they believed then and what they were disappointed with, why they are heartbroken and what they are proud of – Radio Liberty asked the signatories of the Independence Act to restore the picture of April 9 30 years ago.
Episode 7 – Guram Petriashvili