Following the statement published by GYLA, the Batumi City Court scheduled the trial on the 25th May 2021, at 10:00 am on Natia Kapanadze's case, former director of the LEPL Public Broadcaster of Adjara Television and Radio.
In 2019, the Board of Advisors of the Public Broadcaster passed a motion of no confidence against Natia Kapanadze and dismissed her from her position. The declaration of no confidence gave rise to the feeling that the disputed decision was based not on legal arguments but was dictated by the government's interest to change the broadcaster's editorial policy. Subsequent developments at the broadcaster confirmed these suspicions.
In a lawsuit filed with the Batumi City Court on April 30, 2019, Natia Kapanadze is seeking the annulment of a no-confidence motion, her reinstatement, reimbursement of the forced unpaid salary and the annulment of competition for the position of director.
The Georgian Young Lawyers' Association represents the interests of Natia Kapanadze, former director of the LEPL Public Broadcaster of Adjara Television and Radio, before the Batumi City Court.