Tbilisi court to make sentence in case of Tsotne Gamsakhurdia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 28 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Tbilisi City Court will make a decision in the case against the first Georgian president's son, Tsotne Gamsakhurdia, today. The prosecutor is seeking 15 years imprisonment.
The defense will speak today, Gamsakhurdia's lawyer Kate Bekauri told Trend.
The court will issue its verdict today. The trial will be held at the Tbilisi City Court at 1:00 p.m. today.
"Gamsakhurdia has been sentenced to 9.6 years, and the Prosecutor's Office wants the remaining eight years to be added to these seven years," Bekauri said, adding that at the last meeting, the judge refused to meet the requests put forward by the defense.
The defense has sought to annul a repeal presented by the prosecution, as well as video evidence, as according to Gamsakhurdia's lawyers, the evidence was obtained by unlawful means.
In protest, Gamsakhurdia refused to attend the trial.
The court is considering new charges against Gamsakhurdia for bribery.
According to the prosecution, Gamsakhurdia, who is in a hospital for prisoners and detainees, allegedly offered 500 lari to the agency's staff to deliver his mail.
Gamsakhurdia was detained on Oct.27, 2009 for illegally carrying weapons.