Judge of the Tbilisi City court rejects motion of Mikheil Saakashvili’s lawyers to avoid Prosecutors.
As Badri Kochlamazashvili said, political neutrality was maintained in the public statement made by the Prosecutor.
Lawyer Nika Gvaramia filed a motion after playing a recording of the Prosecutor’s statement at the trial. According to Gvaramia, the Prosecutor’s statement had political content, as it was a moral and political assessment of the third president, which the prosecution does not have the right to do.
Mikheil Saakashvili is also in the courtroom. In his speech, the former president said to be “in Putin’s captivity, the Russian system’s prisoner”.
“Those, who judge me on shameful charges like suits thief, some medical procedures I underwent, or for presenting my country at the highest level wherever I went, and whoever came to be well-hosted as this is Georgians’ instinct, but incomprehensible for Russians and they are Russians.
I address many people who disagree with me politically, friends, I know that many of you are dissatisfied. I am ready to meet, discuss this and admit where I am not right”, - said Mikheil Saakashvili.