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Georgia’s Prosecutor General noted conditions for initiating case against president

Georgian Prosecutor General Irakli Shotadze said that his office cannot open a criminal case into President Salome Zurabishvili’s violation of the country’s Constitution.

Earlier, the Constitutional Court of Georgia found that the president does not have the right to make foreign visits without the consent of the government. At the same time, Zurabishvili traveled to European countries, where she met with top officials.

– In this case, it is about violation of the Constitution. Violation of the Constitution is not the competence of the Prosecutor’s Office and is the competence of the Constitutional Court, – said Irakli Shotadze. Interfax media reports.

The Prosecutor General also said that an investigation is currently underway against Zurabishvili. In 2019, the president pardoned two prisoners.

– The investigation into this case continues, but I would like to note that criminal prosecution of the current president is limited by law. The president is subject to immunity, and criminal prosecution against him is possible only if he is removed from office through impeachment proceedings, – said Shotadze.