Court Delivers a Guilty Verdict in the Case of Dissemination of Video Recordings Depicting Private Life

2017-07-03 12:34:28

Tbilisi City Court has finished consideration of criminal case of offending personal dignity of the victim and exceeding official power committed by former high officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the crimes foreseen by Article 333§3(c) of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
Evidence investigated at the trial revealed, that in 2011-2012, under organization and instructions of the former deputy director of MIA Constitutional Security Department V. L., the officers of the mentioned department and those of Dzveli Tbilisi Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, carried out illegal surveillance on persons with different political views and some celebrities, and obtained their recordings  of their private life in order to gather the compromising materials against them.
During the several months of examination of the case in the court, about a hundred witnesses were interviewed, 11 volumes of written, including forensic examination reports, evidence was studied. On the basis of submitted evidence, judge found V.L., R.Sh., I.K., D.T., G.K. of the charges indicted and sentenced V.L. to deprivation of liberty for a term of 6 years, which reduced by ¼ to deprivation of liberty for 4 years and 6 months on the basis of the Law of Georgia on Amnesty of December 28, 2012. I.K. was sentenced to deprivation of liberty for a term of 5 years and 4 month, which was reduced on the basis of the Law of Georgia on Amnesty of December 28, 2012 and he was ultimately sentenced to deprivation of liberty for a term of 4 years. After application of the Law of Georgia on Amnesty of December 28, 2012, Defendant R.Sh. was sentenced to deprivation of liberty for a term of 4 years. Convicts I.K. and R.Sh. were taken into custody from the courtroom.
As for the defendants G.K. and D.T., who still are avoiding justice and are absconding, for their crimes the Court sentenced them to deprivation of liberty for 7 years, which was reduced to deprivation of liberty for a term of 5 years and 3 months after application of Amnesty Act.
By the same Judgement, the Court has found defendant G.Sh. not guilty of the charges and acquitted him.
After the receipt of the motivational part, prosecution will appeal against the Judgement of Court in the part of G.Sh.’s acquittal.