repression before the elections
After the arrest of President Mikheil Saakashvili, this time on October 21, police officers, who worked during Saakashvili's period were arrested in western Georgia. The house of Ruslan Shomakhia, former head of the Sokhumi Security Service, was searched. Former police chief of Sokhumi - Lekso Rafava was arrested; a hand grenade and an automatic weapon were “found” at his home. Former police officer Marlen Khvitia was also arrested.
These police officers actively prevented the government from conducting the elections in the Samegrelo region, consequently,„Georgian Dream“- the ruling party - got rid of them. According to the family members of the detainees, ammunition was placed under the bed mattress in their bedroom.
Political terror continues to rig elections.