13 June 2021,   21:30
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"Evidence for alleged torture may be fraudulent" - Russian State Representative in the European Court

Russia"s position on the Georgian-Russian case in Strasbourg Court was defended by the deputy justice minister and lawyer Michael Swenson.

Svenson told journalists that the case was very difficult and he was very tired. He also questioned the credibility of evidence on torture.

"It"s a difficult task. I"m tired, but it"s good that the court heard the alleged evidence. It is very important to get rid of insults and rely on evidence. The evidence for alleged torture may be fraudulent, "Svenson said.

The European Court ended an oral hearing of Georgia-Russia case. Today, 17 judges of the Grand Chamber heard the evidence submitted by Georgia and the Russian counterparts on the historical process.

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