It’s positive that Mr. Saakashvili was able to attend his court hearing in person a second time. Such a statement made today the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia.
“So, I do think that there’s an effort being made to try and ensure that his right to a fair trial is being observed. Obviously, it’s the beginning of a process. It’s very important that, as I’ve mentioned before, the supporters exercise their right to peaceful assembly in a peaceful and orderly way. And it’s also very important for a fair trial to occur, and for there to be proper decorum in the courtroom itself.
All these elements contribute to there being a fair trial or not. And I think, while the case is underway, the effort needs to continue to be made by all the parties involved to protect the rights that are at stake here”, - said Kelly Degnan.