Georgian police

Man arrested for attempted bank robbery in Batumi

Man arrested for attempted bank robbery in Batumi

Georgian police officers have arrested an individual after an attempted armed robbery of a Bank of Georgia branch in the Black Sea city of Batumi earlier on Friday, Interpressnews has reported. According to reports, the offender broke …

Georgia's border police seize heroin, arrest 2 foreigners

Georgia's border police seize heroin, arrest 2 foreigners

Georgian Border Police arrested two Azerbaijani citizens and seized a package of heroin they were attempting to smuggle across the state boundary, the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs said on Monday. The two individuals were …

Bank robbers detained in Tbilisi

Bank robbers detained in Tbilisi

The Georgian police arrested two suspects in a robbery attack on a branch of the Bank of Georgia in Tbilisi. The incident took place on April 1. Two men broke into a bank building in the Africa region, and, threatening the cashier, took …

Georgian pensioner to be imprisoned for arms possession

Georgian pensioner to be imprisoned for arms possession

In the Georgian region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, the police found a machine gun, a supply of ammunition and explosives at a local pensioner’s house, the press service of the Georgian Interior Ministry reports. The department said …

Armed man attacks Bank of Georgia branch in Kvareli

Armed man attacks Bank of Georgia branch in Kvareli

An armed man is currently holding 10-15 individuals hostage in a hold up of a Bank of Georgia branch in the Kvareli district of eastern Georgia, witnesses on the ground say. He is allegedly holding a hand-grenade and is demanding half a …

Protest at Georgia's ruling party HQ ends, 12 detained

Protest at Georgia's ruling party HQ ends, 12 detained

The protest at the headquarters of the ruling Georgian Dream party which moved from downtown Tbilisi demanding Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s resignation has ended. "Twelve protesters were detained for …

Namakhvani HPP protesters and police clash in Rioni Gorge

Namakhvani HPP protesters and police clash in Rioni Gorge

Eight individuals protesting against the construction of the Namakhvani hydro power plant (HPP) in western Georgia have been detained after a clash between protesters and police in the village of Gumati last night, the Ministry of Internal …

Armed man takes hostage at bank in Georgia

Armed man takes hostage at bank in Georgia

Georgian police officers have reportedly been sent to the site to tackle the situation. The Georgian Interior Ministry has not commented on the matter yet. An armed man has broken into a branch of a bank in Georgia’s capital …

Georgian police detain two during clash over Namakhvani HPP

Georgian police detain two during clash over Namakhvani HPP

Two protesters have been detained during a clash with police over the Namakhvani hydro power plant (HPP) in Georgia's Imereti.  The Interior Ministry has announced that police officers have been mobilised in Rioni …

Russian journalist Pozner leaves Tbilisi after protests

Russian journalist Pozner leaves Tbilisi after protests

Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner left Tbilisi in a hurry after protests held by Georgian activists against his visit, according to media reports. Georgian civil activists held a demonstration close to Vinotel Boutique Hotel where …

Man detained for shooting at UNM opposition banner in Tbilisi

Man detained for shooting at UNM opposition banner in Tbilisi

Georgian law enforcers have detained one individual who allegedly shot at a banner of the United National Movement opposition party which depicts the party’s currently imprisoned leader Nika Melia.  The Georgian Interior …

Georgian police detain 21 citizens during Melia's arrest

Georgian police detain 21 citizens during Melia's arrest

Twenty-one people were detained earlier today when special unit servicemen stormed the United National Movement office to arrest party chair Nika Melia, announces Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs. One of the leaders of the UNM …

Leader of Georgia's United National Movement party arrested

Leader of Georgia's United National Movement party arrested

Georgian Interior Ministry officials have arrested the chairman of the opposition United National Movement party, MP Nika Melia, whose arrest was sanctioned by the Tbilisi court last week for failure to pay bail in the case of riots at the …