“Our ultimate goal is to take this to Britain’s Court of Appeal. We want to fight the whole way. I will assist his lawyers in getting his conviction for killing Charlotte Brown overturned. He is a victim of the British justice system”, she told The Telegraph.
Ms Kublashvili also revealed that Shepherd’s family, who once pleaded for him to turn himself into police, have been in contact regularly and intend to visit him soon.
“His father and sister have called us a few times and they want to visit. His friends have also been on touch and have said they are supporting him and are right behind him”, she said.
Miss Tchanturidze, a young journalist from the Georgian capital, was taking a media communications course at the Georgian Strategic Analysis Centre but according to administrators, she dropped out last autumn after securing full-time work.
According to her social media pages, which have now been deleted, Miss Tchanturidze worked as a journalist at Europe for Georgia, a small online news website, and was previously employed at Bassiani nightclub, an underground venue where Shepherd is reported to have been seen.
Described as “the largest techno club in Georgia”, Bassiani is a popular haunt with young students that was closed down for 11 months in 2017 by police after an alleged drug scandal.