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Georgian interior ministry detains 24 people preparing armed actions

Politics Materials 30 May 2011 15:01
Georgian interior ministry detains 24 people preparing armed actions
Georgian interior ministry detains 24 people preparing armed actions

Georgia, Tbilisi, May 30 /Trend, N.Kirtskhalia/

Georgian Interior Ministry detained 24 people who were members of the armed group, the Ministry in a statement on Monday. These persons were detained in the Kintsvisi monastery on May 26.

During clashes with opposition by law enforcement agencies of Georgia on May 26 night two people were killed, several injured.
The clashes between the opposition and law-enforcement agencies of Georgia in night May 26 killed two and wounded several people.

According to the Ministry, the leader of the group was the former interior minister of Georgia Temur Khachishvili, who resides in Russia. "This group was preparing a series of armed provocations on the territory of Georgia in order to destabilize the situation," said the statement.

The Ministry was submitted audio conversations of the members of the group with the leaders, where they discussed concrete actions to destabilize the situation in Georgia and organize armed provocations.

As stated in the testimony, the head of the armed group, a member of the National Religious Movement, Nick Goguadze, group members had to be under the command of the head of spouse of Nino Burjanadze - Badri Bitsadze, to arrange armed attacks on various government facilities.

Police confirms the close relationship between Khachishvili and Bitsadze.
Today, the public prosecutor's office filed accusations against Badri Bitsadze of preparing armed provocations.

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