Violation of legality and indirect testimony revealed - Mikheil Saakashvili's case is being studied by ombudsman's office


The public Defender's Office is studying the cases and new accusations against Mikheil Saakashvili.

According to Giorgi Burjanadze, Nino Lomjaria's deputy, in the opinion of a friend of the Court of Appeals, the office has already applied for pardon, where two principles were violated — legality and indirect testimony.

At this stage, we have studied only one criminal case of Mikheil Saakashvili, where we were involved in the opinion of a “court friend”. We will study other criminal cases as well, we will observe the processes. We will also look at the new charges that were filed yesterday. If we have identified something, naturally we will talk about it.

We have studied the “pardon case”, to which we appealed in the opinion of the "friend of the court". We have established two principles of violation here — we have found that the principle of legality was violated in this case. The article was not submitted, which should have been, and the article was chosen, which did not meet the requirements of the principle of legality. The second important issue that we have identified is that the whole criminal case was based on indirect testimonies, that is, we did not see direct evidence that a specific crime took place in the criminal case file, and we presented this opinion to the Court of Appeals," Giorgi Burjanadze told Palitranius.