Ombudsman on bail sentence for rapper "Kabu": I can't say anything about selective justice, the court makes decisions based on evidence - in general, violence against women should be punished

I can't say anything about selective justice, the court makes decisions based on evidence, this is how Public Defender Levan Ioseliani responded to the court's decision to release actor Kakha Abuashvili ("Kabu") on 10,000 GEL bail.

As Ioseliani explains, it is not his competence to discuss the accusation.

"Probably, the court considered that the use of bail was more appropriate in this case. I can't tell you anything, in this case it is not my competence to discuss the issue of the accusation, including the quality of the court's decision, because I know that the prosecutor's office will appeal it to the court of appeals," said Ioseliani.

When asked whether there was a selective justice, the Ombudsman answers: "I can't say anything about selective justice."

"The court makes decisions based on evidence. We do not have access to the evidence, we do not know on what evidence the court made this decision. In general, I can assess that violence against women should be punished," said Ioseliani.

For information, the actor Kakha Abuashvili, who was arrested for violence against women, threats and illegal purchase of drugs, was given a 10,000 GEL bail as a preventive measure.

He is expected to leave the penitentiary in a few hours after paying the bail amount in full.

The prosecutor's office of Georgia filed charges against actor Kakha Abuashvili under the first part of Article 126 (beating on grounds of gender discrimination, which caused physical pain to the victim), the first part of Article 151 (threat of harming health on grounds of gender discrimination), and the first part of Article 260 (illegal purchase, storage of narcotic drugs) of the Criminal Code of Georgia.

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