Georgian President Pardons Prisoner Whose Family Suffers Russian Aggression in Gori

Politics Materials 29 August 2008 17:58 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 29 August/ Trend , corr N. Kirtskhalia/ President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili pardoned prisoner Mariana Kareli, whose family suffered from the Russian aggression in Gori. She was serving her sentence in women's penal colony 5.

The former prisoner has already received an act on pardon from the Ministry of Justice Niki Gvaramiya.

Kareli's house was destroyed during the bombing by Russian aircraft.

She was serving jail for the robbery of non-ferrous metals.

Marina Kareli has already left for Gori. She was provided with financial support and items of daily need.

At the night of 8 August, large-scale military operations were launched in the self-declared South Ossetia republic. The Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali. Later the Russian troops entered the city and drove the Georgian forces back to the Georgian territory.

On 12 August, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced that he has decided to end operations to compel Georgia to peace.

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