About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
Appellate Court to Hand Down Ruling on Rustavi 2 TV on Friday
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 9 Jun.'16 / 15:24

A three-judge panel of the Tbilisi City Court will deliver its decision into Rustavi 2 TV ownership dispute case on the morning of June 10, the television channel reported on Thursday citing its lawyers.

In early November, 2015 a judge of the lower court ruled in favor of plaintiff Kibar Khalvashi, who seeks reclaiming his shares in the Rustavi 2 TV, which he owned about a decade ago.

The ruling was taken by Rustavi 2’s current owners to the Court of Appeals, which completed hearing on June 7.

Rustavi 2 TV and many of the opposition parties say that the court case is an attempt by the authorities, and specifically by ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili, who is widely considered to be still wielding much influence on government, to silence the television station critical of government’s policies.

Lawyers, representing Rustavi 2 TV and its current owners, who throughout the court proceedings have been accusing the three-judge panel of the appellate court of bias in favor of the plaintiff and of being under government’s control, do not expect that the ruling will be in their favor. One of Rustavi 2’s lawyers, Tamta Muradashvili, said on Thursday that she thinks the decision “will again be against freedom of speech.”

The appellate court’s decision can be appealed, if the parties in the case decide so, and the final decision, before the verdict is enforced, will be up to the Supreme Court.

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 © 2001-2022, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.