Public Defender’s Representatives Visit Defendant Sulkhan Tsuladze

As it is known to the public, on April 14, 2016, the Prosecutor's Office filed charges against Sulkhan Tsuladze under paragraph 2 of article 326 of the Criminal Code, pertaining to an attack on a person protected by international guard. Sulkhan Tsuladze posted on the internet (he opened a topic on Tbilisi Forum) that he was allegedly preparing an attack on the US ambassador to Georgia. On April 15, the court ordered a two-month pretrial detention for Tsuladze on the basis of the motion of the Prosecutor's Office.

The Public Defender studies the abovementioned issue on his own initiative. On April 19, representatives of the Public Defender visited prison №8 of the Ministry of Corrections and met with the defendant, who provided them with information about the circumstances of the case. The defendant does not plead guilty. In addition, Tsuladze has not expressed any complaints about the prison administration.

The Public Defender's Office continues to study the case, including monitoring of relevant trials.

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