Georgian Public Defender Nino Lomjaria said it is incomprehensible for her why the ruling party concentrates so much on the Public Defender and tries to discredit her. As Nino Lomjaria explained, the Public Defender’s Office is an independent institution and “no politician can dictate when and what the Public Defender should say.”
“High officials of the ruling party are conducting an active campaign against the Public Defender. It is incomprehensible and inexplicable to me why there is such concentration on the Public Defender, why they are trying to discredit the Public Defender with attacks! If they think that the Public Defender has no rating, I would tell them that this campaign only increases the rating of the Public Defender.
If I were in their place, I would not launch such an attack, I think it only strengthens the Public Defender, and increases the Public Defender’s rating. The Public Defender is an independent institution and no politician can evaluate and dictate when and what the Public Defender should say,” Lomjaria stated.
When speaking about the Public Defender, Nino Lomjaria, the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party Chair Irakli Kobakhidze said: “She does not have a rating, but she is trying to be a politician – her term expires on December 7 and she will finally acquire the status that she informally holds today.”