I welcome Vano Merabishvili's release after many years of imprisonment, - former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili says on social network.
Saakashvili calls on everyone to reconcile.
“I am proud of his strength and bravery. I agree that Ivanishvili will definitely be over. He will be over not because of our personal feelings, but because, as Vano said, our country needs progress and development.
I call for reconciliation. We must be oriented to the future and not to the past,” Saakashvili wrote.
Former Minister of Internal Affairs Vano Merabishvili left the so-called Matrosov prison after 7 years of imprisonment. Merabishvili was arrested in May 2013. He had been serving sentence for several cases, including a brutal dispersal of an opposition rally on May 26, 2011, the murder case of Sandro Girgvliani and the physical abuse of the opposition MP Valeri Gelashvili.
Merabishvili may face further charges for the raid in Imedi TV in 2007 and the dispersal of another rally on November 7, 2007.