The Chair of the Lithuanian Committee on Foreign Affairs Žygimantas Pavilionis believes “transatlantic community of democracies, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken should focus on an aggressive, autocratic tone and possible actions against the leader of the Georgian opposition Nika Melia.”
“All political parties (except the Georgian Dream) today publically pledged their sincere commitment to peaceful dialogue,” Lithuanian MP tweeted on Monday.
All political parties (except Georgian Dream) today publically pledged their sincere commitment 2peaceful dialogue. Transatlantic community of democracies @SecBlinken should focus on aggresive, autocratic tone & possible actions against leader of Georgian opposition @NikaMelia5 pic.twitter.com/KGrud1aRzE
— ŽygimantasPavilionis (@ZygisPavilionis) February 21, 2021
Tbilisi City Court ruled imprisonment for the United National Movement (UNM) party Chair, Nika Melia on February 17. Melia has been accused of organizing mass violence during anti-government protests in 2019. UNM leader denies the charges.
Melia’s arrest had been temporarily postponed following Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia’s resignation related to the opposition party leader’s case.
Georgian Interior Minister Vakhtan Gomelauri vowed on Sunday that the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) is working on the enforcement of the court decision.