President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili has pardoned convicted Giorgi Rurua, a shareholder of the opposition-minded "Main Channel," APA reports citing Georgia Today.
“I welcome the fulfillment of the first stage of the agreement! For my part, I kept my word and signed the pardon act! Congratulations to Kakha Kuchava on his appointment as the Speaker of the Parliament! Congratulations to all the MPs who used the mandate given by the people for the first time today and entered the Parliament! I wish you all success,” the president stated.
Note that Rurua was arrested on November 18, 2019, for illegal possession and carrying of a firearm, a crime committed under Article 236 (3,4) of the Criminal Code of Georgia.