Georgia’s State Security Service accuses Malkhaz Machalikashvili of plotting terrorist act
08 May, 2019
Georgia’s State Security Service accuses Malkhaz Machalikashvili of plotting terrorist act
Georgia’s State Security Service says, that Malkhaz Machalikashvili was planning to kill several persons by organizing a terrorist act. The State Security Service has released an audio recording of an alleged conversation between Malkhaz Machalikashvili and his nephew Moris Machalikashvili.

According to the recording, Malkhaz Machalikashvili asks his nephew to follow to Soso Gogashvili, Ioseb Gogashvili, former First Deputy Head of the State Security Service.

“You should work on Gogashvili. You should find out w
here he is, where he lives, where he goes. You must go to the village of Machkhaani and find the grave of his father. Most of all we need this place," Machalikashvili allegedly says in the recording.
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Malkhaz Machalikashvili and his nephew Moris Machalikashvili

Machalikashvili himself demands the punishment of his son’s killer. “This crime was committed by the state. They are doing their best to destroy me, but this will not happen” -Malkhaz Machalikashvili says.

“I am staying in the tent (In front of the Parliament) and will continue the legal battle” - Malkhaz Machalikashvili writes on his Facebook page, responding to the allegations released by the State Security Service against him. At the same time, he is ready to be detained by law enforcement agencies if they think that he poses a threat. "I have been standing in the center of Tbilisi for 9 months. If I pose a threat to the country, if I am a terrorist, why have not they detained me so for? They call me a terrorist due to the remarks made on an amotionl background two months ago...Permanent persecution of an embittered father, the father of a killed son and persecution and release of his emotional words - is this the function of the state," Machalikashvili wrote.

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