Opposition To Appeal To Constitutional Court

Tbilisi. April 03 (Prime-News) – The opposition parties of the parliament of Georgia plan to appeal to the Constitutional Court to demand abolishment of the decision of the Parliament on suspension of MP Valeri Gelashvili from duties.
The corresponding decision was made by the ruling faction of the parliament of Georgia; the decision was swept by the majority of vote at the balloting on Friday. The opposition factions refused to take part in ballot casting at protest.

Valeri Gelashvili, member of the Republican Party was accuses of alleged business interests and participation in management, prohibited by the law on status of MP.

Davit Ussupashvili, Chairman of the Republican Party said that the decision was dictated by political considerations and there were not proofs for allegations.

NGOs Coalition To Discuss Issue On Crimes In Abkhazia

Tbilisi. April 03 (Prime-News) – The Coalition of the NGOs for Support of International Court will disuses the issue on investigation of crimes committed in the breakaway Abkhazia.

As Prime-News was told, the press conference on Hague International Criminal Court as the International Legal Mean for Inquiry of Crimes Committed in Abkhazia will be held in the News international press center on Monday.

Gogi Khutsishvili, Head of the International Center for Conflicts and Negotiations, Ana Dolidze, Chairwoman of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association and Shorena Lortkipanidze, Coordinator of the Coalition will be the reporters at the press conference.

The members of the coalition will express their points of view on start of legal proceedings in the International Court and their strategy in that regard.

The Coalition of the NGOs for Support of International Court was set up in Georgia at the end of 2004.

The members of the Coalition are International Center for Conflicts and Negotiations, GYLA, Documentation and Information Center for human Rights, International Crime Research Center and Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD)

Georgian MP Speaks About Plotted Attack Against President

Tbilisi. April 03 (Prime-News) – Nodar Grigalashvili, member of the ruling Nationalist Movement Party claims that the Georgian criminals are plotting a terrorist attack against Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgian President, Russian mass media says.

According to Nodar Grigalashvili, the reports say that the criminals are dissatisfied with the “intolerable policy of Mikheil Saakashvili aimed at eradication of crime in the country”.

Boycotting MPs Will Not Be Cut Their Wages

The boycott by the opposition MPs was a result of the decision of the ruling party, swept by the majority of votes on Friday, to suspend MP Valeri Gelashvili from the Republican Party from his duties and deprive him of immunity for alleged illegal business activities.

The opposition MPs said that the decision was dictated by political considerations and there were no proofs for allegations.

Nino Burdjanadze, Chairwoman of the Parliament called the opposition factions to stop their boycott.

De Facto South Ossetian Official Sentenced To Two-Month Imprisonment

The corresponding decision was made by the Gori City Court on Monday.

Vaja Khatchapuridze was detained by the officers of the Financial Police of Georgia at the Ergneti Checkpoint in the conflict zone on Saturday. The de facto official was found 1500 boxes of smuggled cigarette covered with a layer of apple in the car.

As Prime-News was told by the representatives of the Shida Kartli Regional Police, Vaja Khatchapuridze admits that he was transporting cigarette without excise duty, but does not plead himself guilty as charged, saying that cigarette was belongs to a certain vulnerable family.

Vaja Khatchapuridze claimed that the decision of the court was “dictated” and the Georgian court ignored his authority and his contribution to the Georgian-South Ossetian peace talks.