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European Court Rules in Favor of Georgia’s Former Prime Minister

Georgia's United National Movement party headquarters in Tbilisi. One of the party's former leaders, Ivan “Vano” Merabishvili, has won a victory at the European Court of Human RIghts. (photo: UNM)

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Georgia violated the rights of former Prime Minister Ivan “Vano” Merabishvili, who is currently in prison serving four sentences.

Merabishvili was a leading figure in Georgia’s 2003 Rose Revolution and a long-time ally of Mikhail Saakashvili. The ruling is a partial vindication for the former country's former leadership, which has claimed that the new regime has pursued politically motivated prosecutions against them.

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European Court Rules in Favor of Georgia’s Former Prime Minister

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