Vice Prime Minister Dimitri Kumsishvili vs Eliso Kiladze, editor in
chief at newspaper Kronika + In the article named “Corruption vs.
Justice” a journalist blames Dimitri Kumsishvili in corruption and
calls him “two-headed monster” of Georgian corruption who digs out
the foundation of state budget. The material also says that Dimitri
Kumsishvili ordered to discredit prosecutor’s office in the
expertise conclusion about the case of murder of minors on Khorava
St. The Council decided that none of the accusations were checked
or proved. Journalist did not try to check the information or
contact Dimitri Kumsishvili for the commentary. Therefore, Charter
concluded that the first principle of the Charter was violated. The
representative of the applicant attended the case hearing.
Respondent journalist answered Council’s questions over the phone.