Nika Melia

Saakashvili forces his supporters to eat

Saakashvili forces his supporters to eat

Chairman of the opposition United National Movement party Nika Melia said today that on New Year's Eve, 150 party members stopped their hunger strike, as they were asked to do so by the founder of the UNM, ex-President of Georgia Mikhail …

Georgian opposition to hold three protests on November 10

Georgian opposition to hold three protests on November 10

On Wednesday, November 10, three protests will take place in Tbilisi. This was announced today at a rally on Rustavi Avenue by the chairman of the United National Movement (UNM) Nika Melia. All of them will start at the same time - at …

Georgian Dream party wins in all major cities of country

Georgian Dream party wins in all major cities of country

On Saturday, residents of Georgia cast their ballots for the heads of 20 municipalities. Voters chose between the two best-performing candidates who did not score 50% +1 votes to win in the first round. According to the head of the …

Melia to share opposition plans at rally in Tbilisi

Melia to share opposition plans at rally in Tbilisi

Nika Melia, head of the United National Movement, a large opposition party, commented on the results of the second round of municipal elections in Georgia According to the oppositionist, the votes were totally rigged. He also called on …

Melia lost to Kaladze on mayor elections in Tbilisi

Melia lost to Kaladze on mayor elections in Tbilisi

The incumbent mayor of Tbilisi Kakha Kaladze won the second round of mayor elections, the Georgia CEC reports. After almost 100% of the ballots were processed, it turned out that the former FC Milan’s player received 55.6% of the …

Georgia's UNM to sign EU-mediated agreement

Georgia's UNM to sign EU-mediated agreement

The United National Movement (UNM), the largest opposition party in Georgia, has decided to join the April 2021 EU-mediated agreement after more than four months of refusing to do so. The UNM’s decision comes on the …

Georgian court accepts Nika Melia’s release after EU posts bail

Georgian court accepts Nika Melia’s release after EU posts bail

Tbilisi City Court has accepted the release of leader of the United National Movement Nika Melia after the European Union posted Melia’s 40,000 GEL bail on May 8, following the EU-mediated agreement between Georgian political parties in …

EU pays bail for Niki Melia's release

EU pays bail for Niki Melia's release

The EU Foundation has paid a 40,000 lari bail to release the leader of the main opposition party in Georgia, the United National Movement, Nika Melia, the EU Delegation to Georgia informed. "Today, GEL 40,000 were paid to …

Georgia's imprisoned opposition leader Melia ready to post bail

Georgia's imprisoned opposition leader Melia ready to post bail

Imprisoned head of Georgia's United National Movement opposition party Nika Melia is ready to post bail and leave prison if parliament will not register the amnesty bill for convictions stemming from the June 2019 protests in Tbilisi, …

UNM opposition leader Nika Melia refused bail

UNM opposition leader Nika Melia refused bail

The leader of Georgia's United National Movement opposition party (UNM) Nika Melia was refused bail today.  The Judge of Tbilisi City Court Nino Chakhnashvili dismissed Melia from the courtroom because Melia called her ‘a …

UNM chair Nika Melia’s trial postponed until April 13

UNM chair Nika Melia’s trial postponed until April 13

The trial of leader of the United National Movement Nika Melia has been postponed until April 13 Melia will be able to attend his trial, Judge Nino Chakhnashvili said during the court session held today. …

Protests in Georgia increase Saakashvili’s Influence

Protests in Georgia increase Saakashvili’s Influence

On March 1, European Council President Charles Michel met in Tbilisi with Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili and Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. Reportedly, the two sides were predominantly going to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic as …

Georgia after Garibashvili's second coming

Georgia after Garibashvili's second coming

Georgia’s political stage has lately got very hot: an arrest of the opposition figure Nika Melia, head of the “European Georgia” party associated with the exiled ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, with the party’s …

Nika Melia's arrest: opposition and Western diplomats' reaction

Nika Melia's arrest: opposition and Western diplomats' reaction

Yesterday, the Georgian opposition organised a rally after the arrest of the leader of the largest opposition party, the United National Movement, Nika Melia. Georgian police arrested a top opposition leader on February 23, using tear gas in a dawn raid on his party headquarters, further deepening a political crisis sparked by last year’s parliamentary elections, the outcome of which the opposition disputes, Emerging Europe writes

Georgian police detain 21 citizens during Melia's arrest

Georgian police detain 21 citizens during Melia's arrest

Twenty-one people were detained earlier today when special unit servicemen stormed the United National Movement office to arrest party chair Nika Melia, announces Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs. One of the leaders of the UNM …

Leader of Georgia's United National Movement party arrested

Leader of Georgia's United National Movement party arrested

Georgian Interior Ministry officials have arrested the chairman of the opposition United National Movement party, MP Nika Melia, whose arrest was sanctioned by the Tbilisi court last week for failure to pay bail in the case of riots at the …