Georgian police ‘postpone’ Melia’s arrest as PM resigns

Georgian police ‘postpone’ Melia’s arrest as PM resigns

The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs has announced that they have postponed the detention of opposition MP and the head of the United National Movement Nika Melia following the recent resignation of Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia. 

Gakharia stated earlier today that he resigned because he failed to make an agreement with the ruling Georgian Georgian Dream party over Melia’s issue.

Tbilisi City Court ruled yesterday that Melia be remanded into custody for failure to post bail, per the request of the country’s Prosecutor’s Office.

Parliament suspended the MP status of Melia on February 16, allowing the prosecution to demand his arrest claiming the latter has not posted bail for his release in a case that dates back to the June 2019 protests.

A Number of opposition politicians and activists  gathered at the UNM headquarters yesterday to support Melia. They said they would not allow the police to arrest Melia, reported.