The trial of Nika Melia, Chairman of the United National Movement, is underway in the Tbilisi City Court.
Defendant Nika Melia is attending the trial. He had been expelled from the courtroom, however, based on the motion of the lawyers at the last hearing, the judge allowed him to attend the trial today.
Opposition politicians - Gigi Ugulava, Koba Nakopia, Kakha Kukava, Anzor Bitsadze, Davit Berdzenishvili, Eka Kherkheulidze, Akaki Bobokhidze - are attending the trial
At today's trial, the measure of restraint imposed on Melia will be reviewed.
Pre-trial detention was ordered for Nika Melia on February 17. He is 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.