The trial of the third president, Mikheil Saakashvili, began at the Tbilisi City Court. The hearing was scheduled for 23:00.
The penitentiary service recently transferred the third president to the court building. Mikheil Saakashvili has been allowed to appear in court for the first time.
A special mobilisation of security forces is underway on the ground. The media are also not allowed into the courtyard. A water cannon vehicle is also mobilised outside the building.
The situation on the ground has escalated several times. Mikheil Saakashvili's lawyers will file several motions in court. Today they will discuss the episode of November 7, 2007.
It is known that the ombudsmen of the third president are going to petition for live broadcasting of the trial.