18 September 2021,   12:23
Tbilisi City Court leaves Giorgi Rurua in custody

Tbilisi City Court left Giorgi Rurua in custody. During today’s trial, the defense requested the court to release Rurua on bail of GEL 10 000. However, Judge Besik Bugianishvili did not grant the motion.

“I am an illegal prisoner, this is political justice towards me”, - said Rurua at the hearing.

According to the Prosecutor’s Office, there was a danger that Rurua would abscond and commit a new crime.

Giorgi Rurua was arrested on November 18. The investigation accuses Rurua of committing a crime under Article 236 (3,4) of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which stipulates illegal purchase, storage and carrying of firearms.