Georgian police have detained tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili, who beat his ex-wife in the presence of a child. This was reported on Sunday, May 24, in the press service of the Prosecutor General’s office of the country.
“The investigation found that on May 21, 2020, N. B. (Nikoloz Basilashvili. – Ed.) in the village of Avchala in Tbilisi, on the basis of a quarrel, he carried out physical violence against his former wife N. D.,” the report says.
A criminal case was initiated against the athlete under part 2 of article 126 of the criminal code of Georgia (“domestic Violence in the presence of a minor against a member of his own family”), which provides for community service or imprisonment for up to three years.
The press service noted that the investigation into the criminal case is continuing. At the same time, the prosecution has already appealed to the court, demanding to deprive the tennis player of freedom.
Nikoloz Basilashvili is a Georgian professional tennis player, the first racket of the country, and the winner of three tournaments of the Association of tennis professionals (ATP). Currently, it is ranked 27th in the ATP rankings.