Giorgi Rurua sent to pre-trial custody

The Tbilisi City Court ordered pre-trial detention for Giorgi Rurua, one of the shareholders of Mtavari Arkhi TV, who was arrested two days ago for illegal possession and carrying of a firearm.

“You are Ivanishvili’s slaves,” Rurua’s supporters were shouting after the judge announced his decision.

The MIA says illegal possession and carrying of a firearm is punishable by a fine or imprisonment of up to three years.

Giorgi Rurua was detained on November 18 for the crime, envisaged by Article 236, paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, involving illegal possession and carrying of a firearm. He faces from 4 to 7 years of imprisonment.

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