The U.S. Embassy reiterates our deep concern about the continued imprisonment of Nika Gvaramia, reads the statement of the US Embassy in Georgia.
“The United States has raised questions and concerns regarding the case since its inception, including the timing and nature of the charges, as well as the sentence. Numerous international and Georgian human rights defenders have echoed these same concerns. A functioning democracy depends on protecting media freedom and prohibiting political prosecution. Even the perception of selective or politically motivated justice puts Georgia’s European future at risk, and undermines the rule of law, constitutional protected human rights, and democracy itself,” reads the statement.
On June 19, the lawyer of jailed Nika Gvaramia, Director of the Mtavari Arkhi (Main Channel) TV, stated that the Supreme Court had ruled that the lawsuit in Gvaramia’s case was inadmissible.