The Ministry of Internal Affairs ensures that elections are held in a safe environment throughout the country.
“Mobile police teams actively conduct monitoring across the country, making instant response to facts within the police competence.
Ministry of Internal Affairs immediately launched an investigation within our competence regarding all facts with signs of crime, provided by the media and observation organizations.
Police have launched an investigation on 6 alleged crimes cases, in particular:
- On the fact of physical assault against the activist of the United National Movement - Zviad Kuprava, which took place on N40 polling station in III micro district of Didi Digomi settlement, Tbilisi. Crime envisaged under the first part of Article 126 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
- Labor Party candidate for the Major of Kutaisi - Irakli Kikvadze stated that unknown persons verbally and physically abused him in vicinities of 37th polling station located in the building of public school N20 on Vazha-Pshavela Street, Kutaisi. Regarding the fact an investigation has been launched under the third part of Article 1621 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
- Investigation was also launched on the facts of the physical confrontation that took place at the polling stations N39 in Isani, N52 in the village of Dashtapi and N89 in the village of Kizilajlo, Marneuli Municipality, under the first part of Article 126 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
At this stage, intensive investigative and procedural activities are being carried out regarding the mentioned criminal cases.
Several media outlets made special emphasis on the mobilization of police forces and equipment in certain regions. Yesterday the Agency issued a statement and provided information to the public as well as to the international observation missions regarding the mentioned police activities.
Once again, we would like to inform public that the Ministry of Internal Affairs is responsible for maintaining security and rule of law across the country. We actively continue implementation of police measures - the re-deployment of police forces across the country will continue throughout the day.
Ministry calls on physical persons and/or organizations involved in the election process, regardless of their political views, to act in accordance with the law and ask for police assistance if necessary, so that everyone can contribute to the peaceful conduction of the elections.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs will proactively inform the public regarding the revealed violations during the election process throughout the day”, - reads the statement.