Court Orders GEL 10,000 Bail for Majority MP Ilia Jishkariani

Tbilisi City Court has ordered GEL 10,000 bail from Ilia Jishkariani, MP of the Tbilisi City Assembly and an official of the ruling Georgian Dream party, who was accused of sexual harassment and physical abuse by his assistant Tamta Todadze.

The decision was announced by Judge Arsen Kalatozishvili at Friday's trial held at New Hospital, where the MP is now being treated due to heart-related problems.

The motion for bail was filed by the prosecution.  

He was forbidden from approaching the victim and communicating with her until the final court decision. 

Jishkariani was officially charged on October 8 with sexual and physical abuse of the female employee by the Georgian Chief Prosecutor’s Office.

By Ana Dumbadze 

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