David Kezerashvili - Justice for Journalists

David Kezerashvili

Affiliated media: TV channel Formula , Founder

Incident date: September 30, 2021

Attack type:

  • Criminal/administrative case, excluding (1), (2) and (3)

Who attacked: Authorities

Source: Radio Tavisupleba

Location: Georgia, Tbilisi

Additional information:

A criminal case has been initiated against the founder of the Formula TV channel David Kezerashvili, who the Ministry accused of Defence of Georgia of embezzlement when he was head of the Ministry of Defence during 2006-2008. Kezerashvili denies the charges, recalling that in 2016 the European Court of Human Rights found the accusations of the Georgian prosecutor's office unlawful. The channel management believes the Georgian authorities are trying to get rid of the TV channel, as they did two years ago with Rustavi 2 TV channel.