About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Wounded MIA Senior Official 'has a Chance to Survive'
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 4 May.'11 / 16:10

Vasil Sanodze, head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ (MIA) internal investigations unit, who was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head overnight on May 3, has “a chance to survive”, a doctor said.

“He had a perforating wound to the head. Bullet entered his right temple and exited out of the left side of the forehead,” Grigol Nanava, a neurosurgeon at a Tbilisi hospital where Sanodze was initially treated, said.

Sanodze was last night flown abroad for further treatment, reportedly to Israel.

The Interior Ministry is denying media speculations that it could have been a suicide attempt, saying that Sanodze accidentally shot himself in his house.

Sanodze first came into public attention in early 2004 when President Saakashvili tasked him to monitor flaw of goods and taxes in port of Batumi in Adjara Autonomous Republic, which at the time was ruled by Aslan Abashidze.

In 2006, when he already served as head of MIA’s internal investigations unit, Sanodze, along with some other senior MIA officials, became embroiled in a murder scandal of Sandro Girgvliani. He was suspended from office pending the investigation into the Girgvliani case, but Sanodze later resumed performing his duties in MIA.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2020, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
28