PACE resolution enclosed in Tbilisi ex-mayor's case
Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct.4
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
PACE resolution is enclosed in the case of the former Tbilisi mayor Gigi Ugulava as evidence.
The decision was made by a judge of the Tbilisi City Court Lasha Chkhikvadze, based on the defence request.
Earlier, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution on Georgia, which called the Georgian authorities to refrain from political persecution.
The lawyers said that the resolution in the case will guarantee objective examination of the case by the court.
The prosecution did not agree with the request of the defence.
The resolution on Georgia adopted by the Council of Europe, in which the matter rests in the affairs of former senior officials alongside with other issues, is of advisory nature and doesn't directly relate to the prosecution, according to prosecutors.
In response, the judge said that the Council of Europe is an influential organization, the resolution indirectly relates to the prosecution, and he sees no grounds not to grant the request of defence.
Former mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava and former Defence Minister Davit Kezerashvili are accused of the illegal sale of Imedi TV Company and Rike territory (center of Tbilisi).