According to Gigi Ugulava, one of the leaders of European Georgia, Prosecutor Bulbulashvili once again deceived the public by claiming that Nika Melia would be released on bail.
"This process was preceded by two things, one is the statement of the European Union, which very strongly, in a vocabulary uncharacteristic of the EU, indicated to the Georgian government that the macroeconomic tranche, budget assistance depends on the Supreme Court. The second is the statement of Prosecutor Bulbulashvili, who once again lied to the public. This man is an ordinary slave and swindler, because no detention bail can be used towards Melia by law.”
According to him, everyone who says Melia will pay the bail and will be released are liars.
The trial of Nika Melia, Chairman of the United National Movement, is underway in the Tbilisi City Court. Nika Melia is not present at the hearing.
The admissibility of evidence will be discussed at today's trial and the measure of restraint imposed on Melia will be reviewed.
Pre-trial detention was ordered for Nika Melia on February 17. Melia was charged with organizing group violence in the June 20 case under Article 225, Parts 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code of Georgia. On June 27, 2019, 30,000 GEL bail was ordered for him by the Tbilisi City Court as a measure of restraint, which he refused to pay, after which he was arrested as a result of a special operation conducted at the National Movement headquarters on February 23.