The Tbilisi city court in absentia sentenced to the arrest and was declared wanted by the chief of the national police of Ukraine in Odessa region George Lortkipanidze for the violent dispersal of the rally opponents of Mikhail Saakashvili in Tbilisi in 2011, reports the chief Prosecutor's office of Georgia.
"Tbilisi city court upheld the motion of the main Prosecutor's office and on the fact of abuse of power sentenced the former Deputy head of the Ministry of internal Affairs Giorgi Lortkipanidze to the arrest, and about it was declared wanted, "- reports RIA "Novosti" letter of the Ministry. According to the Agency, because Lortkipanidze avoiding the investigation, he was charged in absentia, which implies deprivation of liberty for a term of five to eight years.
The protest led by ex-parliamentary speaker Nino Burjanadze was dispersed in Tbilisi on 26 may 2011 using water cannons, tear gas, rubber bullets and batons. Operation of special purpose was held after the expiry of the application for the rally, which was held in the capital for five days demanding the resignation of Georgian President Saakashvili. According to the Prosecutor, lost his life 2 persons, damage to health of varying severity got 250 people, and was taken up to 800 protesters. Not so long ago the Prosecutor's office released fresh, before unidentified video footage of the brutal forcible disbandment of the rally on 26 may 2011. Heads of law enforcement bodies of Georgia to promise them subordinates before the suppression of the action of a substantial prize for a large number of arrested oppositionists. Before Lortkipanidze wrote on his Facebook page that he had received a summons from the Prosecutor General of Georgia, but will not appear for questioning because he has to give a speech at hearings in the parliamentary Committee. According to his statement, he for three years was in Georgia and the Prosecutor's office to him of additional questions did not appear. Lortkipanidze also tied up another interview with the upcoming October 8, the Georgian parliamentary elections. On 22 September the chief Prosecutor's office of Georgia issued the resolution on charge of the former Deputy head of the Ministry of internal Affairs Giorgi Lortkipanidze in the abuse of power. Remember that Odessa region is currently led by ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, who is wanted on four articles of the criminal code of Georgia, he faces up to eleven years in prison. Ukraine refuses to extradite him to Georgia. This negatively affects the attitude of Tbilisi to Kiev.