General Prosecutor welcomes the PM’s election moratorium

General Prosecutor of Georgia Giorgi Badashvili, 19 Apr 2014 - 19:21, Tbilisi,Georgia

The General Prosecutor of Georgia Giorgi Badashvili has welcomed the Prime Minister’s initiative on declaring a moratorium on legal action against political activists during the upcoming election campaign that would support and ensure free and fair elections. 

Earlier this month PM Irakli Garibashvili issued a moratorium on legal proceedings against those involved in election campaigns. 

"The Prime Minister’s initiative will be supported and fully implement by the Prosecutor’s Office as well as by the bodies oversight by the prosecutor,” Badashvili said. 

Garibahsvili called on the country’s law enforcement agencies not to detain or apply any other form of legal restrictions on activists or political figures involved in the upcoming local self-government election.

Garibahsvili said every political party should be able to carry out an election campaign without fear of being detained, and for that reason he declared a moratorium. 

A similar moratorium was declared during the presidential elections and it was efficient, President Giorgi Margvelashvili said while commenting on the PM’s initiation regarding declaration of a moratorium on arresting individuals who engage in pre-election processes.