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For inhumane measures of upbringing the mother and stepfather of the child face punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 9 to 15 years

TBILISI, June 20 – Sputnik. The court hearings in the case of torture of a six-year-old child are held behind closed doors, the decision was made by the Tbilisi City Court.

On Saturday, the Georgian Interior Ministry disseminated information about torture and abuse of a six-year-old child. The mother and stepfather of the minor were detained in Tbilisi. The boy and his younger brother were immediately transferred to a foster family.

According to the prosecution, the child was starved, tied up, and burned.

Due to the fact that the case concerns a minor and his personal data can be disclosed in a certain way at the hearing, the prosecutor’s office filed a motion to close the hearing, which was upheld by the court.

By the decision of the judge, the session was completely closed, with the exception of the announcement of the verdict.

On Sunday at the trial, the prosecutor’s office will demand that they be placed in pre-trial detention.

The parents of a six-year-old child (mother and stepfather) are under investigation on charges of torturing a teenager. According to the investigators, we are talking about the period from 2019 to 2020, during which the fact of torture was repeated several times.

According to the lawyer of the detainees, Mukhran Gurtskaya, there is no evidence of torture in the case, there is only the testimony of the child, which, according to the lawyer, was written for him. As for the common photos, the lawyer says that this is a photo from a year ago and how the child was injured is unknown.

Meanwhile, the mother and stepfather face 9 to 15 years in prison for torture committed by a group of persons against a minor.

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