30 September 2020,   12:35
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We do not have any effective format or mechanism, within which the Georgian side would discuss cases – the Ombudsman

We do not have any effective format or mechanism, within which the Georgian side would discuss cases. Such a statement made today the Public Defender of Georgia.


According to Nino Lomjaria, the family of Zaza Gakheladze, who was detained by the occupation forces, is in a serious emotional state because they do not have information about his health condition.


“We are waiting for information from the Red Cross. As far as I know, the Red Cross announced that it intends to visit the detainee. We hope to have reliable information about his health condition. Of course, the main task of the family is to return him home on time.


I see the role of the Public Defender in disseminating this information as much as possible and informing international organizations, which, in turn, should exert some pressure on the occupying force and the de facto government.


Unfortunately, we do not have any effective format or mechanism, within which the Georgian side would discuss cases, such as kidnapping near the occupation line and human rights violations. Together with the international community we should think about improving the existing mechanisms or creating alternative human rights mechanisms”, - said the Ombudsman.

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