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Six indicted for Kortskheli poll violence
02 June 2016

Criminal charges have been filed against six people involved in a violent incident between representatives of the Georgian Dream and United National Movement parties last month.

Charges of hooliganism, and hooliganism with a weapon, have been filed without making any arrests, the interior ministry confirmed on Thursday.

Vladimer Gegeshidze, a Greco-Roman wrestler who competed in the 2012 London Olympics, was captured on TV camera during the incident wielding a stick, according to Civil.ge.

The six people involved have been questioned as witnesses to the incident, which took place at a polling station in the village of Kortskheli near Zugdidi, the report says.

The charges could carry prison sentences of several years, or a fine or a period community service.

Legislators from the UNM party are currently boycotting the national parliament over the incident, accusing Georgian Dream general secretary Kakha Kaladze of being behind the violence.

Source: commonspace.eu with with agencies

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