Opposition political parties released a joint statement in connection with Nika Melia, one of the leaders of the National Movement Party. The statement notes that the decision made by the court against Nika Melia is contrary to the Constitution of Georgia and represents the “best” example of the anti-democratic ruling.
“The decision made by Murasidze-Chinchaladze’s court controlled by the ‘Georgian Dream’ against Nika Melia is contrary to the Constitution of Georgia and represents the “best” example of the anti-democratic ruling.
By the decision of the City Court and Court of Appeal, Nika Melia was prohibited from leaving his house without the permission of the Prosecutor’s Office. This restriction will affect his parliamentary activity. Electronic monitoring of an MP has no precedent in countries with a democratic tradition.
According to the constitution and legislation of Georgia, it is inadmissible to restrict the parliamentary activity of an MP. This step is an attempt by the government to restrict the parliamentary and political activity of the opposition party leader and once again confirms the irreversible breakdown of democratic institutions in the country under the Georgian Dream’s ruling.
We believe that the above-mentioned judgments as well as the provisions of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which allowed judges to make decisions contrary to the Constitution, should be considered by the Constitutional Court”, – reads the statement.
The following political parties have signed the statement: New Rights, New Georgia, New Christian-Democrats,; Winner Georgia, United National Movement, National Democratic Party, European Democrats, European Georgia, Serve Georgia, Free Democrats, Law and Justice, Labor Party, Republican Party, Civil Alliance for Georgia, State for People, Christian-Democratic Movement, Christian Conservatives.
On July 2, Tbilisi Court of Appeals upheld the judgment of Tbilisi City Court in the case of Nika Melia, one of the leaders of the National Movement Party. In addition, the Prosecutor’s Office has been ordered to carry out electronic monitoring of Nika Melia.