Tbilisi City Court judge Giorgi Arevadze rejected the motion of Mikheil Saakashvili’s lawyers regarding the questioning of Justice Minister Rati Bregadze in the court.
“Do you want me to bring the Minister of Justice here and reprimand him? I believe that the motion presented should not be granted for the simple reason that a political official who makes certain statements to the press cannot be a witness.
Moreover, the arguments that the lawyer voiced were already known to them at the end of November, and they could have voiced them at the initial stage if there was a need to question them.
Interrogation of all additional witnesses will take our time, especially the witness who is not an expert on the health of the convicted person and cannot provide us with information in this regard”, - said the judge.