The Special Penitentiary Service released a statement on the case of Lazare Grigoriadis, who is accused of injuring police officers and damaging state property during the March protests.
The Penitentiary Service claims that the reports that his hair was “completely shaved off, against his will” is not true.
The Penitentiary Service also calls the information that Lazare Grigoriadis was denied access to a lawyer “a lie”.
“When admitted to the institution, the accused was informed about his rights and obligations, including the right to use barber services.
“He took advantage of the right to barber services provided for in Article 21 of the Imprisonment Code.
“There is no truth in the information that his hair was completely shaved off against his will.
“The reports that Lazare Grigoriadis was denied access to a lawyer are also a lie. His right of defense, like any prisoner, is fully guaranteed. The representative of the Public Defender’s Office visited the defendant on the day of his placement in the institution, on March 31, 2023 at 21:50,” reads the statement.
Lazare Grigoriadis was charged with the second part of Article 353 of the Criminal Code of Georgia (harming the health of a police officer performing his official activities) and the second part of Article 187, sub-point “a” (destruction of property by setting a fire), which provides for imprisonment from 7 to 11 years.
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