MEPs concerned with Georgian former PM’s detention conditions
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 17 / Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia /
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are concerned with the detention conditions of Secretary General of the presidential "United National Movement" party Vano Merabishvili.
MEPs made this statement on Wednesday after visiting Georgian former prime minister in the Tbilisi Prison No 9.
Members of the European Parliament's Committee on Defence and Security Arnaud Danjean, Krzysztof Lisek, Pawel Kowal, Ana Gomes and Teresa Riera Madurell personally acquainted with Merabishvili's detention conditions.
Danjean told the journalists after the meeting that they are concerned that the prisoner is not allowed to meet with family members, and they solicit for the Georgian government to permit such a meeting.
He also expressed his dissatisfaction that communication opportunities of the opposition party leader are limited.
"It is obvious that the arrest is of political character, and we hope, that the court will express objectivity to Merabishvili," Danjean said.
Krzysztof Lisek stated about political background of Merabishvili's arrest and called the new Georgian authorities for objectivity.
Merabishvili had a phone conversation with Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule on July 12 and Vice President of the European Parliament Jacek Protasiewicz visited him on July 11.