Deputy Head of the United National Movement (ENM) Zaza Bibilashvili railed against a Tbilisi court’s decision to sentence former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to three years in prison, at a press conference at the party's headquarters in Tbilisi on Friday. The ENM representative argued that Saakashvili «has been sentenced for exercising his constitutional right to pardon prisoners. It's... Еще not a Girgvliani matter as sold by the propaganda of the prosecution. It's a matter of pardoning almost 200 former military and law enforcement officers after the war of 2008. There cannot be a crime of which Saakashvili is accused. Not only he did not commit this crime but such crime doesn't exist in nature.» Earlier in the day, Saakashvili was sentenced in absentia to three years in prison. He was found guilty of pardoning four officials in connection with the murder of Sandro Girgvilani in 2006. ENM was the ruling party in Georgia during Saakashvili’s presidency between 2004 and 2013.