Criminal in Caucasus

Narek Sargsyan sentenced to 5.5 years in prison

A local court in Yerevan has sentenced Narek Sargsyan, the nephew of former president Serzh Sargsyan, to 5.5 years in prison. The criminal case against Narek Sargsyan was launched in June, 2018, by the National Security Service of …

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Namakhvani HPP protesters and police clash in Rioni Gorge

Eight individuals protesting against the construction of the Namakhvani hydro power plant (HPP) in western Georgia have been detained after a clash between protesters and police in the village of Gumati last night, the Ministry of Internal …

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Armed man takes hostage at bank in Georgia

Georgian police officers have reportedly been sent to the site to tackle the situation. The Georgian Interior Ministry has not commented on the matter yet. An armed man has broken into a branch of a bank in Georgia’s capital …

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Man injured in shooting in Almaty

Today, in the morning, a conflict between the two men escalated into a shooting, the press service of the Almaty police department informed. "As a result of the conflict that occurred between two unknown men, one of them, born in …

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Court rules to terminate prosecution of Kocharyan

A first instance court in Yerevan chaired by Judge Anna Danibekyan ruled today to terminate the criminal prosecution of ex-president Robert Kocharyan and three other defendants under Article 300.1 of the Criminal Code. They all were charged with …

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Zurab Zhvania's son convicted for aggravated assault

The son of deceased former Prime Minister of Georgia Zurab Zhvania, Busa Zhvania, has been sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated assault of the grandson of businessman and former MP Gogi Topadze, Levan Topadze last …

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Two arrested for damaging UNM party office in Georgia

Two individuals have been arrested for damaging the United National Movement opposition party office in Gori.  The incident took place on March 2, 2021. The detainees bloke the windows of the office, Agenda.ge reported. …

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Georgian journalist Vakho Sanaia attacked in Tbilisi

Formula TV journalist Vakho Sanaia was attacked by three individuals in central Tbilisi earlier today.  The Georgian Interior Ministry has reported that the three individuals who were under the influence of alcohol attacked Sanaia …

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Covid-infected taxi drivers fined in Tbilisi

Georgian police have fined two Covid-infected taxi drivers for violating self-isolation rules in Tbilisi. The Georgian Interior Ministry reported that a taxi driver, identified only as G.P. was fined while driving on a car at …

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