Tbilisi City Court has sentenced member of the Shecvale (change) youth movement, Beka Papashvili to five days in administrative detention since he had been arrested at a protest rally near the Tbilisi Parliament building on November 28.
Tbilisi City court says that Beka Papashvili was sentenced for five days in jail for ‘disobeying a lawful order of police officer’.
Police dispersed a rally near the parliament on November 26.
28 individuals have been detained while three others have received injuries, the Georgian Interior Ministry reports.
Law enforcers used water cannons to open the entrances of the legislative body which were blocked by opposition and demonstrators protesting the rejection of an election reform bill on November 14.
Rallies in Tbilisi were sparked after the bill on the transition to a fully proportional electoral system starting 2020 instead of 2024 was rejected on November 14 as 40 MPs of the ruling party refused to vote for the bill proposed by their own party.