Georgia, Tbilisi, May 21 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Four of the people detained in connection with the events of May 17 in Tbilisi have been released from court. The court made each of them pay a fine of 100 lari within seven working days and forbade them to bear arms for a period of three years.
The court acquitted them of resisting the law enforcement agencies, but left the article on hooliganism on-going.
All the detainees except Zurab Chkheidze acknowledged the fact they had misbehaved. The accused Giga Kuchukhidze said that he was even ready to apologise to the protesters whom he insulted.
The prosecuting party had demanded 10-day imprisonment for the accused Gigi Kuchukhidze and Zurab Chkheidze and a fine for Becky Piranashvili and Amiran Mantashashvili.
On May 17, a crowd of tens of thousands consisting of clerics and parishioners dispersed the police and the action of dozens of LGBT advocates in Tbilisi. At least 28 people including police and journalists were injured as a result of the unrest.