Georgian First Channel shares a statement regarding the ongoing trial of the third president, Mikheil Saakashvili, and expresses its readiness to broadcast the trial live.
"Georgian First Channel expresses its readiness to broadcast the trial of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili live.
Accordingly, the First Channel appealed to the judge that in today's court session, along with a video camera, a direct-switching device, the so-called LiveU will be brought.
Channel has not yet received the judge's consent to broadcast the trial live today," the Georgian Channel One said in a statement.
The trial of the third president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, is underway in the City Court.
The state indictment accuses Mikheil Saakashvili of mass dispersal of protesters on November 7, 2007, intrusion into Imedi TV and criminal seizure of Badri Patarkatsishvili's property.
He is charged under the third part of Article 333 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which stipulates abuse of official authority, which has led to a substantial violation of the rights of a natural or legal person, society, or the state. The mentioned sentence envisages imprisonment for a term of 5 to 8 years.