Prosecutor’s Office responded to the Georgian Patriarchate and rejected the urge to publicize the materials related to Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for the so-called Cyanide Case.
The Georgian Patriarchate asked the main investigation body to make the materials public. According to the statement made by the Patriarchate, lawyers and some church persons raise the issue of Mamaladze’s pardoning before Catholics-Patriarch Ilia II, but the request is followed by misinformation, slander and menacing.
“Such an illogical move generates the suspicion that the development of events has a certain purpose and in fact, Mamaladze’s case is used for continuation of a campaign targeted against the Georgian church. Unfortunately, Mamaladze and his family members became co-participants of this discrediting campaign. Everyone knows that if the convict asks for pardoning and admits the guilt, the Patriarchate will make the plea,” reads the statement.