24 March 2023,   10:17
Ioseb Sirabidze, who attacked Giorgi Kirtadze, to be officially charged today

Ioseb Sirabidze, who attacked Giorgi Kirtadze [a member of the United National Movement], to be officially charged today.

The Special Investigation Service arrested Sirabidze yesterday. He was detained as an accused person for the crime committed under Article 156, Part 2, Paragraph “a” of the Criminal Code of Georgia (violent persecution of person because of his political activities).

The investigation established that on December 19, 2022, near the Gorgasali Str 127 (Batumi) the accused approached Giorgi Kirtadze during the live broadcasting on “Formula TV” and expressed dissatisfaction with Kirtadze’s political activity. After which I.S. started throwing eggs toward Giorgi Kirtadze, addressed aggressively, and verbally insulted him. The accused person also slapped him in the face.

The crime shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of up to 3 years.