For taking hostage two members of the organised criminal group were sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment each and other two members were sentenced to 14 and 13 years

2019-07-22 12:24:22
Tbilisi City Court agreed with the evidence submitted by the prosecution and found the accused four members of the organised criminal group, N.E., T. K., M.M. and G.Ch. guilty in taking hostage.   
On the trial, the evidence examined by the prosecution proved that a person once convicted for taking hostage, M.E., another person once convicted for robbery by using firearm and for murder in aggravated circumstances being under a conditional conviction for theft, M.M., and another person under conditional conviction for theft, T.K., and one more person, G.Ch. together with other members of the organised criminal group in order to receive financial gains from A.D. in large amounts, on October 11, 2018, by means of deceit brought a son of A.D., G.D., to the settlement of Mukhiani in Tbilisi, into the apartment rented specially for this purpose and by means of threats of using violence against his life and health deprived him of freedom. Later on, the members of the organised group forcibly moved the hostage G.D. via a vehicle of model Toyota Vitz, specially rented for this purpose, to a house located in Tskaltubo District, village Maghlaki where the hostage was handcuffed to the bed and was prohibited from contacts with the outer world and was banned from moving freely.  Afterwards, the members of the organised group contacted the father of the kidnapped person, A.D. and demanded ransom money for the release of the son in the amount of GEL 3 000 000, threatening otherwise to kill G.D..     
 
In the result of the investigation, on October 18, 2018, the law enforcement officer averted the offence, detained M.E., T.K., M.M. and G.Ch. and released the hostage G.D.     
 
M.E. was indicted with the charges under Article 144.2b,f,i and 144.3a of the Criminal Code of Georgia (taking hostage repeatedly, for mercenary motives, by means of threat to use violence harmful to life, by an organised group), and T.K., M.M. and G.Ch. were indicted with the charges under 144.2f,i and 144.3a of the Criminal Code of Georgia (taking hostage for mercenary motives, by means of threats to use violence harmful to life, by an organised group).     All four accused persons were remanded in custody as a restraint measure. 
 
Tbilisi City Court found M.E., T.K., M.M. and G.Ch. guilty of the charges brought against them and sentenced M.E. and T.K. to 15 years of imprisonment each, and M.M. to 14 years and G.Ch. to 13 years.