MIA of Georgia: Narcotic drugs found in late cameraman's sample

MIA of Georgia: Narcotic drugs found in late cameraman's sample
MIA of Georgia: Narcotic drugs found in late cameraman's sample

The Central Criminal Police Department Director Mamuka Chelidze says that they have found narcotic drugs in samples following the postmortem chemical analysis of the TV Pirveli cameraman Aleksandre Lashkarava's body. 

The interim opinion has been publicized at the MIA briefing. 

''MIA employees have held more than 200 procedural and investigation activities in connection with TV Pirveli cameraman Aleksandre Lashkarava's death: they interrogated 110 people, and checked 65 surveillance cameras. A forensic and medical examination is also set to be held to determine the cause of his death, with an independent expert invited by the family involved in it. 

The postmortem chemical analysis showed that narcotic drugs _ morphine, codeine, tetrahydrocannabinol, pentin, and monoacetilmorphine _ were found in his sample. The cause of death may be overdosage. The opinion is interim,'' they said at the MIA briefing. 

Protests have been underway for more than three hours outside the parliament.

On 5 July, opponents of Tbilisi pride attacked journalists. The MIA of Georgia said that following the investigation activities, they determined that violent crimes were committed against 55 citizens, with 53 being representatives of different media outlets.

Far-right attacks were also carried out against representatives of various media outlets on 6 July.

TV Pirveli cameraman Lekso Lashkarava was physically assaulted during the 5 June developments.

The cameraman underwent treatment at New Hospitals for a few days.

Lekso Lashkarava was found dead at his own house on 11 July.

Protests against violent activities have been underway outside the parliament for two days now. 

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