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Georgia: Opposition rallies against appointment of new prosecutor general

Georgia, Tbilisi
February 18, 2020 at 13:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Opposition protesters marched in downtown Tbilisi on Tuesday ahead of the parliament voting on the country’s new prosecutor general.

Around a hundred demonstrators gathered outside the parliament building on the central Rustaveli Avenue to decry plans to re-appoint Irakli Shotadze as the chief prosecutor.

Shotadze previously held the post between 2015-2018, but was forced to resign in June 2018 in the wake of mass protests over killings of two teenagers in Tbilisi.

The position became available after previous prosecutor general Shalva Tadumadze was appointed as Supreme Court justice in December.

Later on Tuesday 82 lawmakers of the 150-seat parliament voted in favour of Shotadze’s appointment.

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Opposition protesters marched in downtown Tbilisi on Tuesday ahead of the parliament voting on the country’s new prosecutor general.

Around a hundred demonstrators gathered outside the parliament building on the central Rustaveli Avenue to decry plans to re-appoint Irakli Shotadze as the chief prosecutor.

Shotadze previously held the post between 2015-2018, but was forced to resign in June 2018 in the wake of mass protests over killings of two teenagers in Tbilisi.

The position became available after previous prosecutor general Shalva Tadumadze was appointed as Supreme Court justice in December.

Later on Tuesday 82 lawmakers of the 150-seat parliament voted in favour of Shotadze’s appointment.

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