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