Justice Minister – Constitutional reality is evident that President is independent in her decisions
Justice Minister – Constitutional reality is evident that President is independent in her decisions

President of Georgia had a firm viewpoint and tone into case of Giorgi Rurua (Founder and shareholder of Main Channel) – Tea Tsulukiani, Justice Minister thus commented about the decision of President Salome Zurabishvili not to pardon Giorgi Rurua.

According to Justice Minister, President’s position once again confirmed the Constitutional reality that President is independent in her decisions.

“President is independent and is not subordinated to anybody in any decision including pardoning,” Tsulukiani said.

President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili does not plan to pardon Giorgi Rurua, Founder and shareholder of Main Channel.

President said on July 31 that she did not intend to repeat the same as she had done into case of oppositional politicians Gigi Ugulava and Irakli Okruashvili.

Giorgi Rurua, Founder and shareholder of Main Channel was sentenced to 4 years in prison on charge of illegal buying and keeping of weapons based on the decision made by Tbilisi City Court on July 30.

Giorgi Rurua was detained on November 18 of 2019. Rurua’s release was one of the main demands as per March 8 Agreement reached between the parliamentary majority and opposition in Georgia. The opposition and some international organizations believe that Rurua is a political prisoner.

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