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Nino Burjanadze's husband intends to seek political asylum abroad

Politics Materials 26 July 2011 12:15
Georgian ex-speaker Nino Burjanadze's husband Badri Bitsadze, wanted by Georgian authorities in connection with the events of May 26, intends to seek political asylum abroad, his spouse and "Democratic Movement - United Georgia" party leader Nino Burjanadze told journalists.
Nino Burjanadze's husband intends to seek political asylum abroad

Georgia, Tbilisi, July 26/ Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /

Georgian ex-speaker Nino Burjanadze's husband Badri Bitsadze, wanted by Georgian authorities in connection with the events of May 26, intends to seek political asylum abroad, his spouse and "Democratic Movement - United Georgia" party leader Nino Burjanadze told journalists.

Burjanadze said the government cannot arrange Bitsadze's detention, as it may cause a great resonance in the international community.

Bitsadze left Georgia after the events on May 26. His location is not disclosed.

The Tbilisi City Court will review Bitsadze's criminal case on July 29. He is accused of creating illegal armed formations and is wanted by police. Court will be held in his absentia.

On the night of May 26, Georgian police dispersed a rally in the centre of Tbilisi. Two members of the "Democratic Movement - United Georgia" party, led by former Georgian parliament speaker Nino Burjanadze, were detained with accusations of homicide.

The detainees were suspected of running down several people while trying to leave the city center, where Special Forces conducted operations to oust the opposition rally from Rustaveli Avenue, the Interior Ministry asserts.

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