09 December 2023 / 08:29 RU

    Tbilisi urges U.S. to lift sanctions imposed on Georgian judges

    In a letter sent today to the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili says that the U.S. State Department’s decision to sanction the judge “which was made public without presenting any evidence, is completely incomprehensible and unacceptable.”

    Darchiashvili expresses hope that the State Department will provide relevant evidence or reconsider its decision saying that otherwise “the state of Georgia and the Georgian people perceive this as pressure on the independent court of the sovereign state and gross interference in its activities, which will damage the long-standing friendly relations between Georgia and the U.S.”

    In his letter, the Georgian Foreign Minister claims that the government has repeatedly called on critics of Georgia’s current judicial system to present specific court cases that they claim have been unfairly decided. He writes that “critics have so far failed to present any such case”.


    Source - vesnikkavkaza.net


    07 April 2023 / 13:43