Lawyers from Georgia to punish an offending Putin journalist

Gela Nikolaishvili, a lawyer and human rights activist, spoke about how, from a legal point of view, a Georgian journalist of the Rustavi 2 television channel, George Gabunia, can be punished.

On July 7, the journalist, on the very beginning of his program on the television channel, spoke negatively against Russian President Vladimir Putin using swear words.

The expert said that for the public insult of the Russian head, the TV presenter is not in danger. She added that perhaps George Gabunia will have to pay a fine, as well as publicly apologize if the Kremlin decides to go to court for compensation for non-pecuniary damage.

Nikolaishvili also noted that from the point of view of Georgian legislation, Gabunia cannot be punished.

She said that in this situation there is a place to be “moral television responsibility” as a regulator.

Earlier it was reported that Rustavi-2 resumed broadcasting after insulting Putin.