Giorgi Gabunia, host at TV Rustavi2 did not violate 7th principle
Giorgi Gabunia in the piece about moving trees for Bidzina Ivanishvili said that if Jesus Christ came to Adjara instead of Israel in a couple of years, he would not have been nailed to cross because every tree would be replanted by Bidzina Ivanishvili. The applicant, Tornike Kakalashvili, thought that the text violated the seventh principle of the Charter because it was discriminatory towards Christians. The text prompted people to gather in front of Rustavi2 and hold a demonstration. They used violence to pressure the host. The Council concluded that there was no discrimination. The comparison was made to criticize Bidzina Ivanishvili. While the comparison may not have been relevant, Christians were not presented in a negative light.