Grant of Parole Commission Rejects to Release Shalva Ramishvili
Georgia, Tbilisi, 27 October / Trend , corr. N.Kirtskhalia /A special grant of parole commission attached to the Georgian Justice Ministry Punishment Department has rejected to release Shalva Ramishvili, the founder of the TV company 202. Ramishvili himself appealed to the commission, a source from the Department said.
Ramishvil served 2/3 of sentence and has a right to appeal to the commission. "Ramishvil asks to release him in his appeal and writes that he did not commit the crime. This action by Ramishvil has demonstrated that he did not understand his crime and therefore was rejected in release from prison, a source from the Department said.
Shalva Ramishvili, the founder of the TV company 202 was arrested on 27 August 2005. He was accused of blackmail from MP Koba Bekauri. On 29 March 2008, Ramishvili was sentenced to four years of imprisonment . At present, he serves the sentence in the second Rustavi based prison.
The company stopped functioning after a year and three months of arrest of Ramishvili.
Ramishvili said that he carried out the law terms on the basis of which the grant of parole of prisoners is taking place.
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