06 December 2022,   07:52
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Prosecutor’s Office releases a statement on the investigation launched in connection with the incident on the territory of the US Embassy

The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia releases a statement on the investigation launched in connection with the confrontation on the territory of the US Embassy.

“On July 15, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Prosecutor’s Office received a note from the Embassy of the US in Georgia, in which they express their readiness, taking into account the diplomatic immunity of the Embassy and Embassy staff, to cooperate with the relevant agencies of Georgia through diplomatic channels regarding the investigation of the incident that occurred on June 30, on the territory of the diplomatic mission.

After receiving the note, the Prosecutor’s Office started an investigation into the criminal case, on which all the necessary investigative and procedural actions will be actively carried out.

The investigation was started based on the statement of Vakhtang Tsereteli, the founder of LLC TV Pirveli, in which he pointed to the alleged violence committed against him by the MPs. Anri Okhanashvili, a member of the Parliament of Georgia, also submitted a statement to the Prosecutor General’s Office, indicating the alleged threats made against him by Vakhtang Tsereteli.

Within the case, the message of the MP, Levan Mgaloblishvili, was also received, in which he pointed to the fact of alleged violence against him.

Since all the facts noted in the statements of the above-mentioned persons are related to the fact of violence and threats that took place on June 30 at the official reception on the territory of the US Embassy, they will be studied as part of this criminal case.

At 18:00, Vakhtang Tsereteli, the founder of TV Pirveli, was summoned to the General Prosecutor’s Office for questioning as a witness.

The public will be further informed about the results of the investigation. At the same time, we express our readiness to fully cooperate with the Embassy of the US in Georgia in the process of fully investigating the fact that occurred on their territory”, - reads the statement of the agency.

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