THREATENING AND DISMISSAL OF MANUCHAR KUCHULORIA, POTI COAST GUARD OFFICER
2012-09-10 ISFED has contacted Manuchar Kuchuloria to receive more details about this incident. Mr. Kuchuloria has told ISFED LTO that since March 2012, Head of CSD, Zaal Ghurtskaia has been threatening him. Investigators of the Coast Guard Department have been questioning him three times a day. They demanded his father to join UNM or stay in Georgian Dream and get information in favor of UNM.
After dismissal his and his father's accounts in Georgian Bank were frozen.
Manuchar Kuchuloria told ISFED LTO that currently he is not under intimidation anymore. He works in Georgian Dream Tsalenjikha office and will hold a press conference on this issue.
2012-08-13 I, Manuchar Kuchuloria, have been serving in Coast Guard Department in Poti for eight years. Last months I have been under pressure for political reasons. My father, Vakhtang Kuchuloria, is Chairman of National Forum Tsalenjikha office and Leader of local Georgian Dream organization. About 2 months ago Malkhaz Ghurtskaia - Head of Constitutional Security Department (CSD) in Tsalenjikha, demanded my father to join UNM. After my refusal Beka Babukhardia - Head of Poti Coast Guard Investigative Service started pressuring me and threatening with dismissal. After my refusal he demanded from me to write a statement and leave the job due to personal reasons. I asked them to dismiss me, but he threatened that he would dismiss and arrest my bridesman (who also works there). On July 29, I was obliged to write a statement and leave the job. My bank accounts are frozen and I even can’t pay credit from my personal account.