Opposition leader Melia arrested after parliament approves new PM, cabinet

Opposition leader Nika Melia was arrested in his cabinet earlier today. Photo: IPN. 

Agenda.ge, 23 Feb 2021 - 11:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Former opposition MP and the head of the United National Movement opposition party Nika Melia has been arrested by police earlier today for refusal to post bail shortly after the parliament approved Irakli Garibashvili prime minister and his cabinet late yesterday. 

Melia was arrested in his office in the UNM headquarters in Tbilisi by special unit servicemen. 

Police allegedly used tear gas in the room.