Georgian Democracy Initiative releases a statement

Georgian Democracy Initiative releases a statement

Tbilisi. Georgian Democracy Initiative considers that the Tbilisi City Court found an activist Giga Makarashvili as an offender without any evidence and fined him GEL 2000.

“Common courts continue to persecute, prosecute and strictly punish peaceful civil activists. In particular, on September 10, 2021, Lela Tsagareishvili, a judge of the Tbilisi City Court, found Giga Makarashvili as an administrative offender for disobeying police demand and imposed GEL 2000 fine to be paid by him”, - is noted in the statement, - “Giga Makarashvili did not resist policemen either before or after his detention and this fact was confirmed also through the video material presented by representatives of MIA themselves at the trial. It becomes obvious from videos taken by cameramen of various TV stations that Giga Makarashvili stands peacefully while police officers detain him without any warning or call”.

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