The Georgian Patriarchate appeals to the Ministry of Internal Affairs to make public the details of a criminal case related to the Ninotsminda boarding school.
“Based on the Public Defender’s statement, it recently became known to us and the public that criminal cases have been launched in the Ministry of Internal Affairs in connection with the Ninotsminda boarding school.
“We appeal to the relevant service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to make these cases public so that nothing is hidden from anyone and various speculations do not take place,” reads the statement of the Public Relations Department of the Patriarchate.
For the record, the Public Defender’s Office requested information from the General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia about the alleged criminal facts that took place in the boarding house.
Based on the information received, investigations were launched into four criminal cases of alleged abuse of minors in 2016-2021. Three cases concern alleged violence (Article 126 of the Criminal Code) and one case concerns alleged rape (Article 137 of the Criminal Code).