President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili told the Georgian Parliament on Monday she did not plan to consider the issue of pardoning the imprisoned ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili.
I will not enter into the issue of reconsidering Saakashvili's pardon, because the answer to this issue has already been given once. Reviving this issue with the ongoing war in Ukraine will only provoke internal polarisation", Zourabichvili told MPs during her annual address at the legislative body.
Zourabichvili previously said she would not pardon Saakashvili in November. At the time she said the former president, arrested a day before the October 2 municipal elections in Tbilisi, did not comply with any criteria of a political prisoner or an innocent victim, to qualify for a pardon.