Imprisoning a political Opponent was Not the Right thing for the Democratic Process - John Tefft on Nika Melia


Nika Melia, chairman of the United National Movement, continues to hold meetings in Washington. This time he met with congressmen - including David Price, who is co-chairing a very important format of cooperation with Georgia. Meetings were also held with leading researchers from influential American organizations - the German Marshall Fund, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Kenan Institute.

In a conversation with Nika Melia, they underlined how much potential they see in the new generation of leaders of the "National Movement" and underlined the role of Nika Melia as a unifiying figure for the opposition background.

"We talked in detail about the future of Georgia. He shared the plans and visions of the United National Movement. He explained very well the current situation in Georgia. Consensus reached in Washington, congressmen, senators and friends of Georgia agree that imprisoning a political opponent was not right for the democratic process." Former US Ambassador John Tefft.