Tea Tsulukiani responds to the Public Defender’s criticism of the penitentiary institutions with recommendations.
According to the Minister of Justice, the Ombudsman does not visits penitentiary institutions and prepares a report based on the staff who carry out “alleged monitoring” in prisons.
During the committee meeting, Tsulukiani presented a video recording, which she said depicted an employee of the Public Defender, who “twice asked the inmate to make a coffee, eat his chocolate, smoke his cigarette and stayed in the so-called monitoring center for 4 hours.
I am not saying that these are massive cases, but what you are complaining about is not massive either. You can"t send an employee wearing ripped jeans. Such a person will not be allowed even into the Opera House, not to mention prison. You are reprimanding me for the fact that my employee was not wearing a uniform, but I cannot distinguish your employee from a prisoner. The only difference is that we do not allow prisoners to wear hats”, - concluded Tsulukiani.