Nika Melia obliged to wear monitoring bracelet
Georgia's opposition United National Movement party member Nika Melia, who is charged with incitement to violence during the recent Tbilisi protests, will have to wear an electronic bracelet to be monitored, as the Court of Appeals did not change the decision of Tbilisi City Court earlier today and accepted Melia’s release on bail.
Melia was released on 30,000 GEL [$10,000] bail on June 27 and was prohibited from leaving home without previously informing law enforcers, making public statements in public areas and communicating with witnesses, Agenda.ge reported.
Wearing the electronic bracelet, which will allow the court monitor how the MP adheres to its decision, was a condition added by the judge of the Court of Appeals today, as demanded by the prosecution. His release on bail by Tbilisi City Court was appealed by the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia last week, which has demanded pre-trial detention for Melia.
Melia said he will inform law enforcers when he leaves home, but said he will come to parliament and continue his activities as he did before.