Ruling party urges MEPs calling for ex-president Saakashvili’s release to respect rule of law

The signatories of the open letter call for the suspension of Saakashvili's arrest ‘until he faces trial, in fair judicial proceedings.’ Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 19 Oct 2021 - 14:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

The ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party MP Shalva Papuashvili has stated earlier today that those calling for the release of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili ‘do not respect the rule of law’, in response to dozens of international officials’ joint letter. 

A total of 72 MEPs, former and acting high officials of Europe and Georgia, have released an open letter to European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and European Parliament President David Sassoli, requesting the release of Mikheil Saakashvili, calling it ‘politically motivated prosecution.’