27 January 2020,   01:20
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16 cases of femicide in the last 10 months - Public Defender publishes statistics

Public Defender Nino Lomjaria has released a report on human rights in Georgia, which reads that 151 women have been killed on the basis of gender and domestic violence over the past 5 years in Georgia. 
For this report Lomjaria requested statistical data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor’s Office and Court.
The official data says that most of the cases of femicide are related to domestic violence.
From January to October 2019, a total of 16 women were killed, with one of them being driven to suicide. 9 instances were domestic abuse crimes, with one being a crime of driving a spouse to suicide, and 7 had other motives behind. In the same period of time, 16 attempted murder crimes were committed; 12 of them were domestic abuse crimes and 4 had other motives behind.

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