UNM Chairman summoned to General Prosecutor’s Office
UNM Chairman summoned to General Prosecutor’s Office

General Prosecutor’s Office summoned Nika Melia, Chairman of the opposition United National Movement (UNM) party, following the violation of the bail payment conditions.

General Prosecutor’s Office gave Nika Melia an additional one-week term to pay the bail. Melia will face arrest if he fails to pay the bail or warrant the amount with the immovable property.

The UNM Chairman was detained on June 25, 2019, for participation in group violence. Tbilisi City Court ruled on June 27 to release him on GEL 30 000-bail.

The court ruled Nika Melia to wear the electronic monitoring assigned bracelet, but the opposition politician publicly took it off at the oppositional rally in Rustaveli Avenue on November 1, 2020.

Tbilisi City Court increased the bail amount to GEL 40 000, prohibited the state border crossing, and gave Melia 50 days to pay the bail under the prosecution’s motion.

The General Prosecutor’s Office further claimed that although Nika Melia owns the property and possesses money, he violated the terms to pay the bail before December 24, 2020.