Mamuka Bakhtadze: Strasbourg Court decision is yet another confirmation that we did not have fair justice under Saakashvili's regime
Mamuka Bakhtadze: Strasbourg Court decision is yet another confirmation that we did not have fair justice under Saakashvili's regime

“European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Ruling is yet another confirmation that we did not have a fair justice during the rule of the United National Movement (UNM) and Saakashvili. People were killed, their lives were abused, property rights were violated and individuals were tortured” – stated Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia when commenting on the ECHR Court Ruling today.

As for the Case of Rustavi 2, Head of Government of Georgia believes that ECHR has not found any deviations at any stage of the national justice system. The referred Court Ruling prevails and should be binding to all, according to the Prime Minister of Georgia.

“Yesterday’s occurrence was yet another confirmation of the fact that we have been dealing with pseudo-democratic forces that were ascertaining for years that their main goal was the European path of Georgia. We have once again witnessed that is was a farce. We have once again seen how the UNM is trying to scam the main principles and values that serve as a basis of European democracy. Hence, I wish to once again address all those groups that believe in the supremacy of our European choice and the solid European system of justice in Georgia to make their position clear on this topic. Otherwise, their attitude will be interpreted very simply as an attack on our European aspirations and principles that serve as a basis of the European democracy, along with values that we should involve in building of our state. Yesterday’s occurrence and ECHR Court Ruling is yet another confirmation that we did not have a fair justice during the rule of UNM and Saakashvili and people got killed, their lives abused, property rights violated and individuals – tortured. That was the reality of those days” – added the Prime Minister of Georgia.

A journalist also asked the Head of Government of Georgia whether he celebrated the dismissal of Nika Gvaramia from the management of the company.

“We celebrate the victory of Georgian athletes and artists. The entire nation will celebrate together when two most painful challenges – occupation and poverty – will be eradicated” – stated the Prime Minister of Georgia in response.

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights published a judgment into the case of Rustavi 2. Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) declared there has been no breach in fair trial guarantees in Rustavi 2 ownership dispute.

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