Interior Ministry issues 5,399 restraining orders in January-June 2019

Most of the restraining orders were issued in Tbilisi. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 30 Jul 2019 - 17:28, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Interior Ministry has issued 5,399 restraining orders from January through June 2019.

The rate exceeds the number of restraining orders issued in the same period last year - (3,292).

Most of the restraining orders were issued in Tbilisi (2,655) which was followed by Imereti, Racha-Lechkumi, Kvemo Svaneti (563) and Kvemo Kartli (477).

The rate in the remaining regions are as follows:

  •    Kakheti - 443
  •    Adjara - 428
  •    Shida Kartli - 345
  •    Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti - 258
  •    Mtskheta-Mtianeti - 131
  •    Samstkhe-Javakheti - 66
  •    Guria - 33

144 (3%) people faced charges for the breach of a restraining order in January-May 2019. The rate was six per cent higher in 2018.

137 people who violated restraining orders were men while 7 were women.

The Georgian Interior Ministry continues its tough policy against domestic violence,” the Ministry reports. 

In December 2018, a law drafted by the Georgian Interior Ministry making the punishment for certain forms of domestic violence more severe took effect.

The law also reads that should a restraining order be violated, an individual will face criminal charges