The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has detained four more persons for participating in group violence during June 20-21 developments in front of the Parliament’s building, Vladimer Bortsvadze, Deputy Interior Minister, said at a briefing on July 15.
He said the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia continues an investigation into the June 20-21 developments in front of the Parliament’s building.
“Within the frames of the investigation, law enforcers have detained four more persons for participating in a group violence. The investigation has established that the mentioned persons participated in the group violence during the June 20-21 developments in front of the Parliament’s building. They assaulted police officers using various items, resisted them and tried to storm the Parliament,” Vladimer Bortsvadze said.
According to the Interior Ministry, a total of 9 persons, including MP Nikanor Melia, have been charged with organizing, heading and participating in group violence outside the Parliament building in Tbilisi on June 20-21.
The Interior Ministry also said that “an intensive” process of identification of other persons is still underway.