Vassiliy Likhachev case: no PACE meetings in Georgia for a period of two years

The Bureau of the Assembly, meeting in Vienna, took note of the opinion of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs on "The case of Vassiliy Likhachev (Russian Federation, UEL), prevented from participating in the pre-electoral mission for the observation of the presidential election in Georgia" and decided that the Assembly and its committees should not hold any meetings in Georgia for a period of two years.

This measure may be lifted earlier by the Bureau if the Georgian authorities guarantee freedom of movement of Assembly members in Georgia when on Assembly business.