MEP Anna Fotyga calls on Georgian President for Giorgi Rurua’s pardoning
MEP Anna Fotyga calls on Georgian President for Giorgi Rurua’s pardoning

Anna Fotyga, a Polish politician and a Member of the European Parliament calls on Georgian President for pardoning Giorgi Rurua, Founder and shareholder of Main Channel.

“Many friends of Georgia view arrest and now sentencing of media owner Giorgi Rurua as political. I encourage the President of Georgia to use her powers as she did with other figures who were part of the March 8 Agreement. That would improve climate in the run up to elections,” Anna Fotyga Twitted.

Giorgi Rurua, Founder and shareholder of Main Channel has been sentenced to 4 years in prison on charge of illegal buying and keeping of weapons based on the decision of Tbilisi City Court.

Giorgi Rurua was detained on November 18 of 2019. Rurua’s release was one of the main demands as per March 8 Agreement reached between the parliamentary majority and opposition in Georgia. The opposition and some international organizations consider that Rurua is a political prisoner.

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