“The court makes a decision based on the relevant arguments and facts presented by the parties,” Givi Mikanadze, a member of the parliamentary majority, echoed the court’s decision into Nika Melia’s case.
According to him, Nika Melia holds the key to leave jail in his hands.
“We build a stable and democratic state where the rule of law is the most vital principle. We respect the independence of the court. The court makes a decision based on the relevant arguments and facts presented by the parties. The ruling team looks at this process from the side.
Nika Melia and the opposition are engaged in political bargaining. Nika Melia holds the key to leave jail in his hands, but he uses his imprisonment to keep some tension in society,” Givi Mikanadze said.
Tbilisi City Court Judge Nino Chakhnashvili ruled today that Nika Melia, Chairman of the opposition United National Movement (UNM) party, will stay in jail.
The UNM Chair is accused of organizing group violence on June 20-21, 2019. Nika Melia was arrested per a special operation carried out at UNM HQ on February 23.