PHYSICAL ATTACK AGAINST INFO 9 JOURNALISTS IN LANCHKHUTI
2012-08-15 On August 15, 2012, civil servant were getting on mini busses outside the offices of Lanckkhuti Municipality Gamgeoba. Journalist of Info 9 Nino Kheladze and a cameraman Davit Chavlelishvili were filming the fact. One of the young men approached to the minibus and demanded the journalist take away her microphone. He threw a punch at the cameraman who suffered damage in his head and face as a result. Media outlets identified him as Zurab Kvirkvelia – a spouse of Nato Nutsubidze, a secretary of former Gamgebeli and current candidate for the position of MP, Gia Goguadze. The law enforcement authorities questioned Nino Kheladze and Davit Chavleishvili the very same evening. It has been reported that Z. Kvirkvelia was sentenced to 20 days of imprisonment as administrative punishment.