TBILISI, DFWatch – Tbilisi City Court 10 am today continued hearing the case of businessman Bidzina ivanishvili and his wife Ekaterina Khvedelidze.

The couple are asking the court to declare invalid a decree by president Mikheil Saakashvili which revoked their citizenship. This made it illegal for Mr Ivanishvili to run in next year’s parliamentary election.

Polls show him close to the ruling National Movement party in popularity.

The last hearing in the case two days ago exposed that authorities had acted on assumptions when the citizenships were revoked.

Ivanishvili’s lawyers argue that the decision was politically motivated.

(Source: Interpressnews.)