07 November 2012

GEORGIA : Former Defense/ Interior Minister Akhalaia Arrested.


     Less than a month after leaving office...former interior and defense minister Bacho Akhalaia has been arrested for abuse of power...along with 2 others.
     Akhalaia is a close ally of President Saakashvili.
    He claims that the allegations of physical and verbal abuse in 2011 are a witch hunt by the new government.
     He faces up to 8 years if charged and convicted.
     He was forced to quit after an October video exposed a shocking prisoner abuse scandal.