24 May 2019,   08:11
Threatening messages against presidential candidate and ombudsman - Irakli Kobakhidze demands timely investigation

Threatening messages against Presidential candidate Salome Zourabichvili and Ombudsman Nino Lomjaria - Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia demands a timely investigation.

According to Irakli Kobakhidze, the timely investigation of the incident is the prerogative of the respective agencies and the Parliament will monitor its effectiveness.

"The investigation must be as fast as possible ... Of course this is the responsibility of the law enforcement agencies and we are interested if the investigation is going to happen quickly," said Irakli Kobakhidze.

The presidential candidate made a special statement yesterday about threatening messages. According to Zourabichvili, she and her children have received voice messages containing the life-threatening messages.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, investigation into the incident has begun..

Yesterday, the Public Defender also called on investigating agencies to react to threatening messages towards her.

Ombudsman was interrogated yesterday at the Ministry of Internal Affairs for three hours.