The trial of Nika Melia, the leader of the United National Movement, is underway in the Tbilisi City Court today, April 8. In the courtyard, a rally of his supporters is taking place. Nika Melia can not attend his own trial.
The leader of the National Movement was arrested on February 23, he is accused of attempting to break into the parliament building during the anti-occupation protest rally in front of Parliament in 2019, under the Article on Leadership and Participation in Group Violence. Melia was granted bail, which he refused to pay.