Ex-Defense Minister acquitted by appellate court too

Ex-Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia, photo by David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters
Agenda.ge, 04 Dec 2013 - 00:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

The appellate court acquitted ex-Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia in the case of inhumane treatment of army personnel. Though, the court partially complied with the prosecutors complaint and two other people charged for the same crime were found guilty.

Alexander Gorgadze and Zurab Shamatava were sentenced 3 years and 9 months in prison and were arrested in the courtroom.

A total of eight people were initially charged for this case. The court of first instance found all of them not guilty and then the prosecutors office submitted a complaint to the appellate court. The latter only changed the verdict against two of them.