The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the condition of the former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, urging the authorities to pardon and release him.
Further, the European Parliament resolution calls for imposition of sanctions against Bidzina Ivanishvili.
The resolution underlines the fundamental role that oligarch Bidzina Ivanishvili has played in Mr. Saakashvili’s ongoing detention “as part of a personal vendetta”.
“Therefore, Parliament reiterates its call on the Council and democratic partners to consider imposing sanctions on Mr. Ivanishvili for his role in “the deterioration of the political process in Georgia”,” reads the resolution.
577 MEPs supported the resolution, 33 voted against it, and 26 abstained.
By Ana Dumbadze