Nika Melia

EU pays bail for Niki Melia's release

The EU Foundation has paid a 40,000 lari bail to release the leader of the main opposition party in Georgia, the United National Movement, Nika Melia, the EU Delegation to Georgia informed. "Today, GEL 40,000 were paid to …

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UNM opposition leader Nika Melia refused bail

The leader of Georgia's United National Movement opposition party (UNM) Nika Melia was refused bail today.  The Judge of Tbilisi City Court Nino Chakhnashvili dismissed Melia from the courtroom because Melia called her ‘a …

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Protests in Georgia increase Saakashvili’s Influence

On March 1, European Council President Charles Michel met in Tbilisi with Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili and Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. Reportedly, the two sides were predominantly going to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic as …

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Georgia after Garibashvili's second coming

Georgia’s political stage has lately got very hot: an arrest of the opposition figure Nika Melia, head of the “European Georgia” party associated with the exiled ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, with the party’s …

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Nika Melia's arrest: opposition and Western diplomats' reaction

Yesterday, the Georgian opposition organised a rally after the arrest of the leader of the largest opposition party, the United National Movement, Nika Melia. Georgian police arrested a top opposition leader on February 23, using tear gas in a dawn raid on his party headquarters, further deepening a political crisis sparked by last year’s parliamentary elections, the outcome of which the opposition disputes, Emerging Europe writes

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Georgian police detain 21 citizens during Melia's arrest

Twenty-one people were detained earlier today when special unit servicemen stormed the United National Movement office to arrest party chair Nika Melia, announces Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs. One of the leaders of the UNM …

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Melia: repeat elections must be held in Georgia

Georgian opposition MP and head of the United National Movement (UNM) opposition party Nika Melia, who was named the reason for PM Giorgi Gakharia recent resignation, has stated that the opposition ‘welcomes’ the PM’s decision, …

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Georgian Prime Minister resigns

Georgia's Prime Minister Georgi Gakharia announced his resignation due to the crisis in the country. During his tenure in government, Gakharia, who became prime minister in 2019, has led major initiatives to advance …

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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 …

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Zviad Kuprava sentenced to 14 days in prison

In Tbilisi, the court sentenced Zviad Kuprava and three other persons who were detained during rallies in the center of the city to 14 days of imprisonment. Today, the authorities detained four protesters, including the organizer of the …

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Kobakhidze and Gakhariya discuss rallies in Tbilisi

Speaker of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobahidze met with Interior Minister Georgy Gakhary. According to the local media, the topic of the discussion was the events on Rustaveli Avenue in the center of Tbilisi, Georgia Online reports. …

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 UNM deputies detained in center of Tbilisi

In the center of Tbilisi on Rustaveli Avenue, the Georgian police officers detained the opposition MP, member of the United National Movement Party (ENM) Nika Melia, the local media report. It is specified that the parliamentarian was …

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