Georgia, Tbilisi, May 29 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
The Council of Europe is concerned and alarmed by the recent detention of former high-ranking officials in Georgia, chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Jean-Claude Mignon stated on Wednesday.
"On behalf of the Council of Europe I wish to state that we are alarmed by the arrests that took place in Georgia. Naturally, we can not interfere in the internal political life of the country, but if these people are charged, I hope the proceedings take place in a transparent and democratic environment. Especially at a time when the country is preparing for its presidential elections," Mignon said
According to him, each person has a right to the presumption of innocence.
Mignon said that the elections should be held in a normal environment.
"The elections should take place in normal conditions, and I do not want for any remarks to be made on this issue," the head of PACE noted.