TBILISI, DFWatch–Two judges in the Supreme Court of the former Soviet republic of Georgia have filed a formal request to the country’s top prosecutor to investigate an attempt to influence them.
The case led to an exchange of strong claims and counterclaims on Friday, between the government and proponents of the former National Movement government.
Since the two judges themselves have not yet commented, it was unclear exactly who has tried to pressure them in a lawsuit over who shall control the television Rustavi 2, the major opposition media outlet in Georgia and a thorn in the side of the ruling party.
The Prosecutor General’s Office (POG) said in a statement on Friday that it has launched a probe into alleged interference into the professional activities of two Supreme Court judges reviewing the Rustavi 2 TV case.
According to the statement, the two Supreme Court judges, Besarion Arveladze and Paata Katamadze, who are presiding …