Members of the Nika Gvaramia liberation movement, along with literary and literary figures, gathered to support the founder of the Mtavari Channel and express their position on his imprisonment. The statement was made at the Deda Ena Garden.
According to the participants of the movement, Nika Gvaramia has been unjustly arrested, which is why they cannot be silent now. In their view, Gvaramia's imprisonment threatens freedom of speech, the media and the country's European perspective.
The writers and publishers are calling on the President of Georgia to take effective steps for the implementation of one of the 12 recommendations, recommendation 7 and issue a pardon to Nika Gvaramia:
On behalf of our colleagues, we join the movement for the freedom of Nika Gvaramia. This is the most important thing. One of the most important of 12 recommendations, point 7 refers to freedom of media and at a time when Nika Gvaramia has been in prison for almost 1 year and we have the impression that his arrest was organized by this government to sabotage the European Union so that we would not get the status of the candidate. Now at the end of April there will be an interim conclusion regarding the extent to which Georgia has implemented the recommendations of the European Union and this seventh point of 12 recommendations directly concerns Nika Gvaramia and we are asking the President of Georgia to carry out a European and just act of responsibility and grant pardon to Nika Gvaramia. Words must be followed by deeds, we are people of words, but these words mean real actions, that's why it is very important for the President to take a real step and pardon Nika Gvaramia," said Lasha Bugadze.
Nika Gvaramia's freedom movement has already been joined by doctors, lawyers and there are applications from people from all walks of life.