Tbilisi City Court fully accepted the motion of the Prosecutor’s Office. Sentenced Nika Melia to imprisonment as a measure of restraint. Judge Nino Chakhnashvili announced the decision a few minutes ago. The process lasted for 6 hours. Nika Melia himself did not appear in court.
On February 16, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia filed a motion with the Tbilisi City Court in the case of Nika Melia.
Parliament suspended Nika Melia’s parliamentary immunity.
On June 27, 2019, Nika Melia, sentenced by the Tbilisi City Court to 30,000 GEL bail. And additional restrictive measures, including electronic monitoring. However, on November 1, 2020, while making a public announcement at a public gathering place, Nika Melia removed his bracelet for electronic monitoring.
The prosecutor’s office then demanded to tighten the measure of restraint. According to the court decision of November 3, 2020, the amount of bail on Nika Melia as a measure of restraint increased by 40,000 GEL. Melia was given 50 days to pay, but she did not pay the bail.