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EU concerned by arrest of ex-mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava

The EU is ‘carefully studying all high-profile cases that are heard in Georgian courts’

 The European Union is currently scrutinising closely the recent ruling by the Georgian Supreme Court in the case against opposition leader Gigi Ugulava”, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s diplomatic service, said in a statement earlier today.

The statement said that the verdict does not contribute to political dialogue and exacerbates the political polarization of Georgia.

The EEAS notes that Georgia, in the framework of the Association Agreement with the EU, has undertaken a number of obligations, including ensuring an independent judiciary and the rule of law.

“The EU will also continue to monitor all other trials in Georgia related to high profile cases,” the statement said.

The Georgian Supreme Court sentenced Gigi Ugulava to 3 years and 2 months in prison for embezzling from the budget while mayor of Tbilisi.


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