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Ex-defense Minister Okruashvili sentenced to 5 years in prison in June 20 rally case

Ex-defense Minister Okruashvili sentenced to 5 years in prison in June 20 rally case
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Tuesday, 14 April, 2020, 11:15

Former Minister of Defense Irakli Okruashvili has been found guilty in the June 20 rally case and been sentenced to five years in prison by Tbilisi City Court today.

Okruashvili was acquitted of organizing group violence, however, he was found guilty of participating in group violence.

Irakli Okruashvili was charged with incitement to group violence during the June 20 protests in Tbilisi, which is punishable by six to nine years in prison.

A total of 19 individuals were charged with group violence during the rally, including opposition United National Movement (UNM) member Nika Melia.