The US has imposed visa sanctions against four members of the High Council of Justice of Georgia.
The US imposed visa sanctions on four members of Georgia’s High Council of Justice, accusing them of “significant corruption,” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said.
“These individuals have abused their positions as chairmen of courts and members of the High Council of Justice of Georgia, undermining the rule of law and public confidence in the legal system of Georgia,” the statement said.
Visa sanctions are being introduced against Mikheil Chinchaladze, Levan Murusidze, Irakli Shengelia and Valerian Tsertsvadze.
The High Council of Justice is the main governing body of the judiciary in Georgia and is positioned as a guarantor of its independence.