Tennis Player Basilashvili Charged for Abusing His Ex-wife

The Prosecutor's Office of Georgia is demanding the pre-trial detention of tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili.

The agency has charged Basilashvili for abusing his ex-wife.

The investigation established that the sportsman physically abused his ex-wife N.D. after having an argument with her on May 21.

He was arrested on May 22.

The pre-trial hearing of the case is currently being held in the Tbilisi City Court behind closed doors.

The investigation against Basilashvili is underway under Article 126, Part 2, Subparagraph B of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages violence against a family member.

By Ana Dumbadze 

24 May 2020 12:56