The verdict we heard in the Khazaradze-Japaridze case confirmed that there was a crime, as for the termination of the MP mandate, the decision is not made according to personal sympathy or antipathy, - the speaker of the parliament Shalva Papuashvili stated.
He said it is a legal matter and after the Committee on Procedural Issues and Rules presents its conclusion, the issue will be discussed by parliament.
"The verdict that we heard is serious, it proves that there was a crime. It is grave and it needs to be responded. As for the procedures in the parliament, according to the legislation, in case of a guilty verdict, the parliament should discuss the issue of termination of authority. The procedural committee will discuss this issue and based on its conclusion, parliament will discuss it. We will see the legal conclusion, which will be presented by the procedural committee and the parliament will make a relevant decision. We have to wait for the procedural committee, because it is a legal procedure, the decision is not made according to personal sympathy or antipathy," Papuashvili said.
The court verdict against MP Badri Japaridze may become a ground for termination of his parliamentary authority.
The issue will be discussed by the parliamentary committee on procedural issues and rules.
Mamuka Khazaradze, Badri Japaridze and Avtandil Tsereteli were found guilty of fraud at the trial, but were exempted from imprisonment.