Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 22
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian former Minister of Defense and Internal Affairs Bacho Akhalaia was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison on one of the items of the criminal case about the so-called "Navtlughi special operation", Judge Besik Bugianishvili said Oct. 22.
Three young men were killed during a special operation near the Navtlughi bus station in Isani-Samgori district, Tbilisi in January 2006. They planned to organize a mass escape of prisoners from jail, the investigative bodies said.
Akhalaia served as the head of the Department of Corrections during that period. He was charged under articles 144-1 (torture) and Part 3 of Article 333 of the Criminal Code of Georgia (abuse of power).
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