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Tuesday, March 5
Dinamo and Saba disagreement

Representatives of Dinamo Arena replied to the statement of the owner of Saba Emporium, Paata Kacharava. Interpressnews reports that according to the statement of Dinamo Arena, Kacharava has to make public apologies for his “irresponsible” statements.

Kacharava connected the sudden fire at Saba emporium with the construction of a new trade center in the nearby area. However, the representatives of Dinamo Arena call it slander without any legal basis. “We are worried about that unfortunate accident and we hope that the investigation will reveal the truth,” Dinamo Arena stated.

Meanwhile Kacharava said a furniture market is planned to be built, thus Saba’s lease holders were asked to leave the area but their traders refused to move.

He said he has provided the investigators with all the necessary information to find out the reasons behind the February 26 fire. “It is a fact that it was sabotage,” Kacharava said.

Interpressnews journalist files suit against the Head of Supreme Council of Adjara

Liberali reports that a reporter of the Interpressnews news agency, Nino Khozrevanidze, filed a lawsuit against the head of the Supreme Council of Adjara, Avtandil Beridze at Batumi Civil Court. The journalist says her respect, dignity and reputation was damaged.

According to Khozrevanidze, a traditional briefing on February 11, 2013, Beridze accused her of spreading false information. He referred to the journalist’s material published at Interpressnews a couple of days earlier where Khozrevanidze wrote about the statement of some of the founders of the Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia’s Batumi branch. These members informed Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili about facts of nepotism in Adjara, and revealed facts of pressure from some of the Georgian Dream members including Beridze.