The High Council of Justice of Georgia has released a statement saying that the court will not allow selective justice in Georgia.
The statement says that the Council responds to insults and baseless accusations against judge Nino Chakhnashvili after she rendered a guilty verdict against UNM head Nika Melia.
According to the statement, false accusations against the judge and defamation campaign have breached the principles of freedom of expression.
The statement goes on to say that defendant Melia was well-aware of the consequences of noncompliance with bail conditions, and he failed to perform his obligations, as well as violated the law intentionally.
"We stress that in accordance with the legislation of Georgia, deliberate noncompliance with bail conditions, its conscious violation, and explicit defiance of the law constitute prerequisites of replacing a bail with imprisonment," the statement reads.
At the end of the statement, the High Council of Justice of Georgia calls upon citizens to refrain from politicization and discretization of the court.