US Ambassador - It is president's prerogative whether to pardon or not Giorgi Rurua
US Ambassador - It is president's prerogative whether to pardon or not Giorgi Rurua

According to US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan, it is the president’s prerogative to decide whether to pardon or not Giorgi Rurua, Founder and shareholder of Main Channel.

As she told reporters, the president has taken quite a bold step last time. “The president took quite a bold step last time, which was aimed at depolarizing the situation in Georgia”, Kelly Degnan said. “As for the March 8 agreement, the parties pledged there would be no interference with the judiciary,” Degnan said.

Giorgi Rurua, Founder and shareholder of Main Channel was sentenced to 4 years in prison on charge of illegal buying and keeping of weapons based on the decision made by Tbilisi City Court on July 30.

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 believe that Rurua is a political prisoner.

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