27 January 2022,   17:43
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I urge the Ombudsman to protect her country’s most successful sportsman Basilashvili - Irma Chkadua

Irma Chkadua, the lawyer of Nikoloz Basilashvili, addressed the Public Defender, calling on her to keep an eye on posts actively being written on Facebook after sportsman beat Roger Federer.

“My client’s presumption of innocence has been violated, as the court verdict in his case has not yet been rendered.

After Basilashvili defeated Federer, some non-governmental organizations demanded his disqualification from the tournament.

No single court has yet found Basilashvili guilty of domestic violence. Unfortunately, these NGOs are seeking to use the situation to their advantage by getting grants.

I urge the Ombudsman to protect her country’s most successful sportsman, whose presumption of innocence has been breached and who has repeatedly been subjected to hate speech”, - said Irma Chkadua.

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