Shalva Papuashvili: It is becoming clear why they asked for Gvaramia to be pardoned and why judges were summoned by various embassies in order to put pressure on Gvaramia’s trial

Now is the time when we should recall that Salome Zourabichvili pardoned Nika Gvaramia. You may recall that there was pressure from both within and outside the country at time, Georgian Parliament Chairman Shalva Papuashvili stated.

The Chairman of the Parliament noted that everyone was well aware at that time that they were dealing with the ideologue of the National Movement, rather than a journalist.

“Certain members of the European Parliament later admitted that they knew in advance that Nika Gvaramia would be pardoned. This came at a time when this was a surprise for the citizens of Georgia. We saw reactions to this pardon, suggesting that this was a step forward in terms of depolarization. Now, it is becoming clear why they asked for Gvaramia to be pardoned and why judges were summoned by various embassies in order to put pressure on Gvaramia’s trial at the time. The overall goal is now apparent. Of course, everyone was well aware that they were dealing with the ideologue of the National Movement who utilized media tools to disseminate the ideology of this violent party, rather than a journalist,” Shalva Papuashvili stated.

According to him, everyone saw that the goal of the pardon had nothing to do with reducing depolarization.

“Of course, all those foreigners who presented Nika Gvaramia’s pardon in those terms to the Georgian public were hypocrites. In fact, all their actions were aimed at keeping Nika Gvaramia out of prison, allowing him to pursue his usual radical agenda in Georgian politics. I think the intention behind Gvaramia’s pardon has been exposed. Nika Melia is free because his bail was paid by the European Foundation for Democracy.

Remember, this is an organization operating in Georgia with money from the European Union, which secretly funds various political activities in violation of the law and in a non-transparent manner. Melia is free because they paid the money. The Strasbourg court recently issued a judgement that everything was lawful during his arrest. Once again, it emerged why they wanted Nika Melia and Nika Gvaramia to be free – they are two radicals known for their radical actions, attacking and storming the Parliament, as well as the promotion of a radical agenda in general. Traces of the involvement of foreign political groups can be seen in both cases. Both of them were able to evade justice precisely because foreign political groups intervened. Both of them pursue the interests of these political groups to establish a radical agenda in Georgia. The Georgian public will find themselves convinced of this once again,” Shalva Papuashvili stated.

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