Georgian law enforcement officers detained about ten people as part of a special operation to arrest the chairman of the opposition United National Movement party Nika Melia, Sputnik Georgia reports.
It is specified that more than ten people were detained for resisting the police, including the oppositionist Irakli Nadiradze. It is also reported that the police used pepper gas at the party’s office during the arrest of Melia.
Earlier, the Georgian prime minister resigned due to disagreements with the ruling Georgian Dream party over the arrest of opposition leader Nika Melia. Giorgi Gakharia considered that the detention of the oppositionist could escalate the already tense political situation in Georgia.
We will remind, earlier the Tbilisi City Court arrested the chairman of the party of the former President Mikheil Saakashvili “United National Movement” Nika Melia. 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.