Feb 18, 2021
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Arrest of opposition leader postponed in Georgia after Prime Minister’s resignation

The Georgian Interior Ministry has temporarily suspended attempts to detain the head of the opposition United National Movement, Nika Melia, after this led to the announcement of the resignation of Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, TASS reports.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has resigned. The politician announced his disagreement with the ruling team over the detention of Melia. Gakhariya believes that such actions can provoke destabilization in the country.

Earlier, the Georgian police tried to detain Melia, who is at the UNM office, but could not enter the building.

Let us remind you that the Tbilisi City Court arrested the chairman of the United National Movement party of the former President Mikheil Saakashvili, Nika Melia. On Tuesday, the parliament stripped Melia of parliamentary immunity. The prosecutor’s office filed a petition for the arrest of the oppositionist because he refused to pay the previously selected bail of 40 thousand lari.

Prior to this, Nika Melia said that the head of the Central Election Commission of the republic Tamar Zhvania is responsible for falsifying the results of the last parliamentary elections. According to the politician, after her resignation, opposition representatives are ready to meet with the head of the ruling Georgian Dream Democratic Georgia party to discuss the issue of holding new elections.

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