We have entered the culminating phase, when the judge must either make a decision in favor of saving Mikheil Saakashvili's life, or he must be morally able to issue a death sentence on the instructions of the Government, Chairman of the National Movement Nika Melia told journalists after the meeting held in the party.
According to him, the issue of Saakashvili is a priority for the National Movement and it remains the main concern of the party.
"Today it was proved that the issue concerning Mikheil Saakashvili, his health, preservation of his life and solution to this humanitarian issue is a priority in the National Movement and, I am sure, in all the democratic, opposition political forces.
Even now, the main concern for us, is to transfer Mikheil Saakashvili to a suitable medical facility abroad, which is still unresolved. I think that in recent days we have heard many comments that the treatment resources are running out and it is impossible to create any kind of positive dynamics. Therefore, the solution remains in the transfer of Mikheil Saakashvili abroad as soon as possible. We have entered the culminating phase, when the judge must either make a decision in favor of saving Mikheil Saakashvili's life, or he must morally be able to issue a death sentence on the instructions of the Government. All the efforts of the National Movement will be directed towards these court processes", said Nika Melia.
As for what levers the National Movement is going to use in case of a negative decision of the court, according to Melia, all the legitimate means that will serve to preserve Mikheil Saakashvili's life will be activated.
"I am sure that all the legitimate means that will serve to preserve Mikheil Saakashvili's life will be used. The social and political pressure is the most important. The moral advantage that Saakashvili, his family and supporters have will not go away without a trace. The Government should be well aware that many people will not put up with the death sentence. The issue does not concern the third president of the country or Mikheil Saakashvili, as the founder of the National Movement, the issue concerns the fact that they are fighting against a human being. Concrete steps are being taken to destroy his life, which the society will stand against. I hope that at least one grain of common sense, which may exist in the heart of the Government, will prevail and they will not sign this historical injustice. The assassination of the country's third president is not only the concern of the associates of the National Movement - the possible fatal outcome of Mikheil Saakashvili will have a negative impact on the long-term perspective of Georgia," said Nika Melia.