The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has filed charges against the mother and uncle of a 14-year-old girl following the minor’s premeditated murder, forced marriage and the crime then going unreported.
“The investigation conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs established that in the summer of 2023, in order to force a minor to marry him, the abductor illegally deprived the minor of her freedom and brought her to the village of Lambalo in the Sagarejo district, where the victim’s right to free movement was limited. Despite this, the minor managed to escape, contact her mother with a stranger’s mobile phone, and report her abduction, a fact which also became known to the uncle of the abducted minor.
“Although the minor’s mother and uncle learned about the serious crime committed against the 14-year-old girl, they believed that the minor did not have the right to express free will, they did not report the crime to the law enforcement authorities, and they forced the child to live with her abductor.
“Law enforcement officers arrested the victim’s uncle on October 11, based on the judge’s ruling. The Prosecutor’s Office petitioned the court for the arrest of the mother of the murdered girl also, but this request was rejected by the Rustavi City Court.
“The Prosecutor’s Office charged both perpetrators with forced marriage and non-reporting of a crime”, the Prosecutor’s Office said.
On Tuesday, police arrested a 27-year-old man for the intentional murder of his 14-year-old wife, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported. “The investigation established that the accused man fatally wounded A.Sh., born in 2009, in a village in Sagarejo Municipality, ” they said. A firearm was seized. The crime is punishable by up to 20 years or life imprisonment.