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Bank of Georgia assaulter sentenced to detention

Bank of Georgia assaulter sentenced to detention

Nika Tsurtsumia was sentenced to detention for an attack on a branch of the Bank of Georgia and taking hostages.

The defendant's lawyer asked the court to release Tsurtsumia on bail in the amount of GEL 30,000.

The court did not grant the defense request.

"There is a threat that the accused will flee and the evidence to be destroyed. Regarding the fact that the accused protested in this form, the judge believes that he has the right to appeal to the appropriate authorities," Judge Nato Khudzhadze said.

Tsurtsumia apologized to the hostages. He faces nine to 12 years in jail.

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