President pardons 34 inmates on Day of Virgin Mary

President Salome Zurabishvili has issued a total of 97 pardons since December 17, 2018, her administration reported. Photo: President's press office, 28 Aug 2019 - 11:09, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has pardoned 34 individuals, including one minor and eight women on the Day of the Virgin Mary today.

As of today, President Zurabishvili has pardoned a total of 97 individuals, the Acting Head of President’s Administration, Angi Khutsishvili announced yesterday.

Orthodox Christians in Georgia celebrate the Day of the Virgin Mary on August 28, which is also known as the Dormition of the Mother of God. 

In Georgia, the name Mary is referred to as Mariami and the holiday is known as Mariamoba.