Members of the Georgian Dream opposition coalition say their parties' bank accounts have been seized by authorities in Tbilisi and more than $60,000 in funds diverted to the state budget.
Nodar Khaduri, whose party, Democratic Georgia, is a member of the coalition, said the move comes as the government of President Mikheil Saakashvili is attempting to collect on a controversial $1.5 million fine imposed on Georgian Dream for alleged illegal campaign financing.
A U.S. public relations firm representing Georgian Dream leader Bidzina Ivanishvili has accused the Georgian government of draining the accounts of all six Georgian Dream member-parties and seizing all incoming campaign donations.
The Georgian government has yet to respond to the claim.
The controversy comes just over a month before October 1 parliamentary polls.
Based on reporting by Civil.ge and RFE/RL