State Inspectorate Service reports that Tbilisi City Court has cancelled the fine imposed on the Ministry of Justice for several episodes of administrative offense against Mikheil Saakashvili under Article 44 of Georgia's Law on Personal Data Protection.
In early December, the Georgian Justice Ministry and the Special Penitentiary Service were found guilty of illegally publishing data concerning the ex-president, SOVA writes. Lawsuits against the agencies were filed by the State Inspectorate Service to two different judges at Tbilisi City Court. A statement from the Service specifies that the hearings in both cases took place in an unprecedentedly short period of time, before the New Year holidays.
"It should be noted that in parallel with the court hearings, committee hearings on the abolition of the service were held in the Parliament of Georgia," the statement reads.
The State Inspector's Office stresses that it intends to appeal the city court's decision in other instances.
"After the court delivers a reasoned decision to the Service, which will indicate the specific reasons for the abolition of the state inspector's decision, the State Inspector's Service will appeal the Tbilisi city court's decision in higher instances," the statement says.