The amnesty bill aims to release Nika Melia (Chairman of the United National Movement) from prison. He will get out no later than in five weeks, said Giorgi Vashadze, leader of the opposition Strategy Aghmashenebeli party.
According to Giorgi Vashadze, Melia will be released from prison through a bail mechanism agreed with the European side as an exception.
Vashadze said he would rather refrain from evaluating imprisoned Nika Melia’s decision on the bail acceptance.
Strategy Aghmashenebeli leader said the UNM party should join the EU-brokered agreement and engage in the parliamentary work.
“European Council President Charles Michel-brokered document reads that amnesty bill should be initiated. We will all discuss what kind of amnesty law is to be adopted,” Giorgi Vashadze said.
The Georgian political parties signed A way ahead for Georgia, a compromise document submitted to the parties by the European Council President Charles Michel, at the Orbeliani Palace on April 19.
According to the agreement, the parties address two cases perceived as politicized (Giorgi Rurua and Nika Melia cases), either by an amnesty and/or by taking such steps to produce an equivalent outcome.