Ombudsman assists Georgian citizens detained in Malaysia to avoid death penalty
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 29 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Giorge Tugushi, Public Defender of Georgia joined the process of saving two women citizens of Georgia, detained in Malaysia with large quantities of drugs, from a death penalty.
The Ombudsman intends to ask for help from international organizations.
Regarding two Georgian citizens detained in Malaysia, the Georgian Foreign Ministry will know about their names, presumedly, today. An interpreter is meeting with them today.
The detainees have some problems with the testimony because of the language barrier.
Malaysia is not a member of any international conventions, especially those relating to human rights.
A People's Advocate will seek to extradite the detainees to Georgia. Tugushi said that the death penalty is not acceptable for punishment, regardless of the crime committed by a person.
"The death penalty is condemned by the Council of Europe and other international organizations. First, death penalty is often committed followed by a critique. I think that it must not be done. We need support," Tugushi said.
Two Georgian citizens were detained in Malaysia with a large quantity of drugs on Monday. According to the Malaysian law, they can face the death penalty.