A criminal case has been opened in Georgia against the lawyer of ex-President Saakashvili Gvaramia Gvaramia, TASS reports with reference to the statement of the supervisory authority.
It is noted that Saakashvili's lawyer was charged with insulting the prosecutor after the incident that occurred on November 29 during the consideration of the case on the harsh dispersal of the opposition rally on November 7, 2007 and the destruction of the office TV company “Imedi”. The ex-president of Georgia himself was also present at this trial.
“During the trial, lawyer Nika Gvaramia addressed the participant in the proceedings – the prosecutor – with offensive words, which at that moment remained outside the attention of the court and other participants in the proceedings. However, on the basis of the footage captured during the broadcast of the trial, today the investigation department of the Tbilisi prosecutor’s office began an investigation into the insult of a participant in the proceedings, ”the statement of the State Prosecutor’s Office of the country underlines.
The department added that at the next meeting, scheduled for December 23, the prosecution will petition to remove Gvaramia from the courtroom. If the lawyer's guilt under the article “Disrespect for the court, expressed in insulting a participant in the proceedings” is proven, he will face a fine or imprisonment for up to a year.
Earlier, Saakashvili refused to recognize Georgian justice. He stressed that he does not want to become “part of a comedy already written in advance.”
Saakashvili was brought to court on the morning of November 29. The panel of judges is considering the case of the violent dispersal of the November 7, 2007 rally. The ex-president is accused of involvement in the violent actions of the police and special services, as a result of which hundreds of demonstrators ended up in hospitals with moderate to severe injuries. Supporters of Saakashvili came to the courthouse to support him.