PRESUMABLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE / THREATS / OBSTRUCTION
2021-09-26 According to Zviad Tepnadze, Khashuri mayoral candidate of For Georgia party, the investigation service of the Ministry of Finance has entered his companies. The agency became interested in the documentation of Teona Ltd and Bocatelo Ltd for the second time this year. Tepnadze says he and his family are threatened with liquidation and property destruction if he does not withdraw his candidacy. Tepnadze says he received threatening letters. He assesses these facts as politically motivated persecution. Tepnadze informed ISFED observer that he is being threatened with: burning his own and company cars and real estate; suspending the business activity; pressure from members of the criminal gangs; physical liquidation of family members; and several cars follow him every day. He calls on the investigating agencies to launch an investigation and said that he would cooperate with the investigation and hand over the evidence as well.