The Tbilisi City Court has remanded in custody 6 defendants charged with an organized assault on an opposition member of the Tbilisi City Council, Irakli Edzgveradze.
Following the court session, Prosecutor Mariam Begiashvili said that before the detention some of the defendants had attempted to cross the state border to escape justice.
As she added, there was a real risk that the defendants would flee justice if released.
Irakli Edzgveradze was assaulted on September 22. He was physically attacked near his home in the Gldani district shortly after leaving the Tbilisi City Council meeting.
Edzgveradze linked the incident to a confrontation with Kote Zarnadze, a member of the Georgian Dream, during the Council session earlier that day.