The Partnership for Human Rights (PHR) says one of the key witnesses in the Ninotsminda boarding house case has been threatened, and has received death threats.
Ana Abashidze, the head of the organization, told Netgazeti that the witness was told not to appear in the media and not to cooperate with the investigation.
“A witness was threatened with specific texts, which even went to the stage of death threats. The threat contained damage to life and health,” Abashidze told Netgazeti.
The State Agency for Care and Assistance of Victims of Trafficking says 20 minors have left the Ninotsminda orphanage so far, seven of whom are children with disabilities. The process continues. In their best interests, they have been transferred to other forms of care, such as their biological families, small family-type houses, and foster care.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs launched an investigation on possible crimes committed against children at St. Nino Boarding School under article 126, part I1, envisaged by the Criminal Code of Georgia.