“The court is directly loyal to the authorities, they condemned one person by ostentatiously putting her in jail, only to be released very quickly,” said Nika Simonishvili, the chairman of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, thus responding to the release of Mariana Choloyan, an investigator convicted in the case of the death of 15-year-old Luka Siradze.
The GYLA Chairman noted that the early release of Choloyan once again indicates that there is no fair investigation or court in the country, the relevant commission was not interested in the position of Luka Siradze’s family, and the alleged crime committed by all law enforcement officers was not fully investigated.
Investigator Mariana Choloyan, convicted in the case of the death of 15-year-old Luka Siradze, received an early release yesterday, August 5.
Choloyan was sentenced to three years in prison in September 2020.
Siradze committed suicide after being interrogated by Choloyan allegedly due to pressure from her and other police officers.
Following the death of the minor, police investigator Mariana Choloyan was detained for placing psychological pressure on Luka which allegedly led to him taking a jump off the ninth floor of his apartment building just hours later. The authority of two other police officers has also been suspended.
By Ana Dumbadze
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