The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has concluded my long-term dispute for the restoration of justice and confirmed that the decision made by the Supreme Court of Georgia on March 2, 2017, was absolutely legitimate – the businessman Kibar Khalvashi made this statement in response to the judgment published by the Strasbourg Court today.
He said that he gained a victory in a fair and competitive struggle.
As it is stated in his statement, today he has finally won on behalf of tens of thousands of compatriots, those who were deprived of their lives, health and property, or were humiliated by the violent regime at different times.
As Kibar Khalvashi pointed in his statement, he is not going to change the editorial policy of the TV channel or interfere with journalists’ professional activities
“I’m not going to change the editorial policy of the TV channel. The freedom of expression and freedom of speech will be guaranteed. I hope that the company staff will adequately meet the decision of the Strasbourg Court and continue their professional activities. We will all work together to ensure that Rustavi 2 is a successful and popular channel.
The changes will apply to only one person. Nika Gvaramia, who was actually appointed by the regime that deprived me of the company, will not be able to continue to work in the company not as a journalist and not as a director-general. Instead, my company will be headed by my lawyer, Paata Salia”, – Khalvashi said.
The European Court of Human Rights has announced the decision into the case of Rustavi 2 TV company.