The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia issues new statement on Giorgi Shakarashvili case.
“In connection with Giorgi Shakarashvili"s case, as a result of a computer-technical examination of the criminal case in the proceedings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, the information on private life was stored in the mobile phone of one of the figurative persons.
Due to this, on July 9, 2020, a separate criminal case was filed on the fact of possible unlawful obtaining and storage of information on private life, the offence provided for in Article 157 §1 of the Criminal Code of Georgia. On the same day, the case was transferred to the Investigation Division of the Tbilisi Prosecutor"s Office for investigation.
All necessary investigative and procedural actions will be carried out on the case in order to find out the issue of the legality of both obtaining and storage of information on private life. The investigation will also examine the circumstances of the transfer of the above-mentioned information on private life by the investigator of the Ministry of Internal Affairs during the exchange of evidence with the defense.
The Prosecutor’s Office will assess all the circumstances of the case as soon as possible and resolves the issue of initiating criminal proceedings against possible perpetrators”, - reads the statement.