Protest action in solidarity to detained Georgian Photographers will be conducted in Tbilisi

Protest action in solidarity to detained Georgian Photographers will be conducted in Tbilisi

Protest action in solidarity to detained Georgian Photographers will be conducted in Tbilisi


Today on July 8 at 15:00 in front of the MIA at Pshavela aven. , the Alia Holding will conduct the protest action. The organization calls al photo reporters, journalists, all Georgian and foreign media, Public defender, embassies, lawenforsing bodies, NGOs and ordinary citizens to join the protest action in solidarity to Giorgi Abdaladze detained yesterday .

For information, MIA detained 4 photo reporters with allegation in espionage against Georgian state. Among them private photo reporter of Georgian President. They are: Gia Abdaladze (Foreign Minsitry’s photographer), Shakh Aivazov (Associated Press photo reporter), Zurab Kurtsikidze (photographer of Press Photo Europe), private photographer of Georgian President Irakli Gedenidze and his wife Natia Gedenidze.

According to MIA detained persons are alleged under the GCC art 314.
This crime stipulates keeping of secret materials concerning Georgian government, for the purpose of its passing to the foreign countries organizations of representations. And the conduction of the surveillance against interests of Georgian state. Such crime is punishable for the 8-12years of imprisonment.

 

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