Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov 13 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Tbilisi City Court dismissed the petition to re-arrest removed chief of joint staff of the Georgian armed forces Giorgi Kalandadze.
The Georgian Office of the Prosecutor has requested Tbilisi court issues an arrest warrant for the former chief of joint staff of the Georgian armed forces Giorgi Kalandadze, who was released on bail last week.
The petition was predetermined by new details within already filed charge on abuse of power under Article 333 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
Kalandadze together with ex-minister of defense and interior Bacho Akhalaia additionally accused of torturing 19 military.
The Court considered it possible to release Kalandadze on the bail of 10 thousands lari ($ 1 = 1.66 lari) as Kalandadze cooperating with the investigation and is not going to disappear. It should be noted that earlier Kalandadze was released on the bail of 20 thousands lari ($ 1 = 1.66 lari) on the first episode.
Former Georgian Interior and Defence Minister Bacho Akhalaia, former chief of joint staff of Georgian armed forces Giorgi Kalandadze and brigade commander Zurab Shamatava are all accused of mistreating soldiers.
They are charged under part 3 of Article 333 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which includes abuse of power followed by 'an insult to the personal dignity of the victim.', which carries imprisonment from five to eight years.
Akhalaia had additional charges filed against him under article 143 namely 'illegal suppression of freedom'. This article carries imprisonment of up to 12 years.
All three detainees deny the charges.