The judge did not approve the motion of Mikheil Saakashvili's lawyers to avoid the prosecutors. According to Judge Badri Kochlamazashvili, political neutrality was maintained in the public statement made by the prosecutor.
For information, Nika Gvaramia, one of Saakashvili's lawyers, filed a motion after playing a recording of the prosecutor's statement at the trial.
As for prosecutor Giorgi Mujiri's statement, which Gvaramia played at the hearing, the prosecutor said, "On May 26, 2011, when many people were mutilated by police and injured on Rustaveli Avenue, Saakashvili left for New York on the third day, then returned to Europe and carried out cosmetic procedures."
According to Nika Gvaramia, the prosecutor's statement had political content, as it was a moral and political assessment of Mikheil Saakashvili, which the prosecution does not have the right to do.