Monthly Archives: February 2020

Saakashvili government strongman release from prison, promised to topple “regime”

By | February 20th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

(IPN) “I ensure you this government will be finished in a year,” said Vano Merabishvili, former PM and ex-minister of interior, on Thursday after release from prison where he served almost seven years. Merabishvili was an iconic figure in the government led by Mikheil Saakashvili and one of his closest allies. He’s been widely [...]

Opposition rages in Georgia as Supreme Court sentences key politician to prison term

By | February 10th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Gigi Ugulava at Labor Party office making statement upon hearing information about the judgment. (IPN) The political confrontation in Georgia hit another low point on Monday after the Supreme Court sentenced Giorgi "Gigi" Ugulava, key opposition politician, to 3 years in jail for diverting public funds during his tenure as Tbilisi Mayor in 2005-2013. [...]