None of the judges plan to block the Constitutional Court-Lali Papiashvili
None of the judges plan to block the Constitutional Court – this statement was made by the judge Lali Papiashvili. According to her, none of the judges have any protest on any case.
“I have never said that I didn’t want to attend the process. The information that any judge is going to block Constitutional Court is not right. We have said that we need a time for more information,”-Lali Papiashvili said.
Statement by the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia in Relation to the Constitutional Court
In order to provide the public with comprehensive information, Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia would like to clarify the information disseminated through one of the media outlets concerning pressure exerted by the Prosecutor’s Office on Tatiana Akhvlediani – a notary public, mother of the judge of the Constitutional Court of Georgia Lali Papiashvili. Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia would like to emphasize that the above information is false and aimed at discrediting the Prosecutor’s Office.
Investigation into a criminal case, which allegedly was used for the purpose of exerting pressure, was launched on July 15, 2015 in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, on the basis of the application filed by Tatiana Akhvlediani, notary public. The criminal case was launched into fraudulently taking possession of property. On the basis of an active cooperation from Tatiana Akhvlediani’s side, information provided by her and other evidence collected in the criminal case, a group of swindlers has been exposed, which fraudulently had taken possession of a residential apartment owned by Russian and Georgian citizen Ala Maamdi. Sophia Frid, Inga Polyakova, Giorgi Kordzaia, Mamuka Vashakidze, Davit Khorbaladze and Davit Khachapuridze have been charged with the commission of the crime under Article 180 §2(a) and §3(b), Article 362 §1 of the Criminal Code of Georgia. Sophia Frid and Inga Polyakova, who, at the time of committing the crime, identified herself as an apartment owner Ala Maamdi before the notary public Tatiana Akhvlediani via skype, have been evading investigation. Detention has been applied against them as the measure of constraint, and they have been declared wanted. All the persons, against whom commission of the crime was established, have been prosecuted in relation to the aforementioned criminal act, whereupon, on February 10, 2016, the case was referred to Tbilisi City Court for considering the merits thereof. Currently, the case is pending before Tbilisi City Court.
Furthermore, the fallacy of the circumstances referred to in television program is expressly evidenced by the fact that pursuant to the information available on the official website of the Constitutional Court of Georgia, at the time when particular persons were prosecuted on the count of the fraud and the case was referred to the court for examination, the First Panel of the Constitutional Court of Georgia was considering the lawsuit of the TV company RUSTAVI 2, and Judge Lali Papiashvili is not included among the members thereof. Thus, it is clear that the dissemination of the above information was aimed at discrediting the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia and misleading the public.