POLITICAL PRISONERS IN GEORGIA




On April 19, 2000, E. Shevardnadze issued a decree about the release of 279 prisoners (among them are 65 political prisoners) but Mr. Shevardnadze and his regime have broken the agreement with the political prisoners and Minority Faction of the Parliament of Georgia. In the Parliament's decree from April 20, 2000, was emphasized that would be released the political prisoners, but not in virtue of the forgiveness as it was insisted by the political prisoners. Notwithstanding the political prisoners released on April 20-21, received the official document with the note that they "were pardoned" by the No 345 Order of the President of Georgia. The President's decree didn't touch those political prisoners (about 40 men) who were condemned according to the 104th and 105th articles of the Criminal Code of Georgia ("murder" and "intential murder"). Moreover the Parliament considered the project about evaluation of the things were on the move in the December-January, 1991-1992, presented by the Minority Faction of the Parliament. In spite of many wrong changes these events were classified as "a overthrow of the lawfull authority". The Parliament's Majority Faction prefered the term "overthrow" as "juridical" than "coup d'etat".

Released on April 20-21, 2000 political prisoners:

1. ZAUR KOBALIA 2. VALTER SHURGAIA 3. ZVIAD DZIDZIGURI 4. GIVI IORAMASHVILI 5. BIDZINA GUJABIDZE 6. DAVID BICHASHVILI 7. JAMBUL BOKUCHAVA 8. BADRI ZARANDIA 9. RAMAZ VANISHVILI 10. MURTAZ JALAGONIA 11. SHALVA SHANIDZE 12. TAMAZ MAMADASHVILI 13. ELDAR KAKUCHAIA 14. GELA NANADZE 15. ANGULI SHENGELIA 16. KAKHA JICHONAIA 17. IRODI OKUJAVA 18. GODERDZI NANEISHVILI 19. JONI IZORIA 20. ZAZA KIRIA 21. GIORGI BUKIA 22. TAMAZ BUKIA 23. RAMAZ KVASHILAVA 24. OLEG PIPIA 25. VALERI BAGATURIA 26. VALERI TSKAROZIA 27. SHERMADIN BERISHVILI 28. SHERMADIN SICHINAVA 29. DAVID KACHARAVA 30. JEMAL AKHALAIA 31. TAMAZ GOGIA 32. PAATA DZAGANIA 33. DAMIR CHOKORAIA 34. VALERI JANJGAVA 35. TEMUR KATSIA 36. GELA SAKHLTKHUTSISHVILI 37. NODAR KVARATSKHELIA 38. SHALVA TKABLADZE 39. KOBA DZIDZIGURI 40. VAJA TSERETELI 41. ROLAND KOCHISHVILI 42. GIORGI KORBESASHVILI 43. GIVI GELASHVILI 44. ZAZA DVALI 45. ZAZA DANELIA 46. DAVID TALASHVILI 47. EMZAR KOBAIDZE 48. BADRI VASHALOMIDZE 49. GODERDZI JOJISHVILI 50. BESO BOCHORADZE 51. BUKHUNA GEDENIDZE 52. IGOR MATKAVA 53. BORIS JIKIA 54. REVAZ JGARKAVA 55. EMZAR KVASHILAVA 56. ZAUR KVARATSKHELIA 57. TAMAZ TSIKLAURI 58. ZURAB BARDZIMASHVILI 59. LERI DONADZE 60. OMAR GUGUNISHVILI 61. SOSO KUPRAVA 62. GURAM SULAVA 63. GELA GACHECHILADZE 64. GELA KHADURI 65. LEVAN DARAKHVELIDZE.

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LIST OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA:



1. Dr.Med. PETRE G. GELBAKHIANI 2. Mr. IRAKLI DOKVADZE 3. Colonel VAKHTANG (LOTI) KOBALIA 4. Dr. GURAM ABSANDZE 5. Major ZAZA CHIKOVANI 6. Mr. ZURAB SORDIA 7. Mr. RUZGEN KHASIA 8. Mr. GONELI GABECHAVA 9. Mr. GABRIEL BENDELIANI 10. Mr. DAVID KUPUNIA 11. Mr. GURGEN MALANIA 12. Mr. RUSLAN ARZIANI 13. Mr. JAMBUL ALASKAROV 14. Mr. ZALOGI KVARATSKHELIA 15. Mr. TEMUR KVARATSKHELIA 16. Mr. ELGUJA PERTAIA 17. Mr. GODERDZI ASKURAVA 18. Mr. BEJAN KIKALISHVILI 19. Mr. MALKHAZ MINDADZE 20. Mr. JEMAL OKUJAVA 21. Mr. MALKHAZ KHVINGIA 22. Mr. ALEKO BULIA 23. Mr. JAMBUL PRANGISHVILI 24. Major IGOR TOLORDAVA 25. Mr. MURMAN GULUA 26. Mr. PENIZ GULUA 27. Mr. ZAUR GULUA 28. Mr. ZURAB EJIBIA 29. Mr. NUGZAR CHUKHUA 30. Mr. GERONTI KOBALIA 31. Mr. ZAZA MARANELI 32. Mr. BONDO TODUA 33. Mr. TARIEL BUKIA 34. Mr. ZURAB ZARANDIA 35. Mr. ROIN CHILAIA 36. Mr. PAATA JABUA 37. Mr. GODERDZI SHONIA 38. Mr. ELGUJA BIGVAVA 39. Mr. MALKHAZ KHASAIA.