Patriarch Ilia: Archpriest Mamaladze aimed at discrediting Georgia

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photobacteria-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II. Archival photo.Patriarch Ilia: Archpriest Mamaladze aimed at discrediting Georgia© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II believes that the case of the arrest of Archpriest Georgy Mamaladze accused of plotting the murder of an administrative assistant of the Patriarch Shorena, Tetruashvili aimed at discrediting Georgia, told reporters the brother of the detained Tornike Mamaladze after a meeting with his Holiness. It is reported by Sputnik Georgia.

Mamaladze was detained February 10 at the Tbilisi airport where he was supposed to fly to Germany. Then in Germany the treatment was Elijah II, which, among others, were accompanied by Tetruashvili. According to the investigation, in the Luggage. found sodium cyanide, and in the apartment — a homemade firearm and six rounds. Family. a few months sought a meeting with the Patriarch.

«As you know, the Patriarch has registered the same position after arriving from Germany, and said that father George never heard anything bad and all of this is the discrediting of Georgia,» — said Tornike Mamaladze.

According to his brother George Mamaladze, father Davit Chincharauli, who lives together with the Patriarch in the same cell, not once tried to interrupt their conversation.

«Father Davit Chincharauli tried to stop my conversation and wedge issues, to which I categorically said I wanted to talk to the Patriarch. Father Davit Chincharauli stood behind me, put his hand on me and somehow held me and said everything will be fine,» added the brother of the detained Archpriest.

Case Mamaladze has already been considered in court, but in private hearings.

The priest is accused of preparation of premeditated murder under aggravating circumstances from mercenary motives or for hire and illegal possession and acquisition of firearms. He faces 16 to 20 years of imprisonment.