Police accompany Mikhail Saakashvili to Rustavskaya prison, October 1, 2021. Screenshot: http://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=external&&v=1490796041293652

01 October 2021, 23:02

Mikhail Saakashvili detained in Georgia

Law enforcers have detained Mikhail Saakashvili, the third president of Georgia, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili reports.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that today, Mikhail Saakashvili has announced that he returned to Georgia and then clarified that he stayed in Batumi. In turn, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia assured that Mikhail Saakashvili did not cross the Georgian border. The leader of the “Georgian Dream” Party called a video of the former president staged.

In Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili was sentenced in absentia to three years of imprisonment in a case on abuse of power when pardoning those convicted for the murder of businessman Sandro Girgvliani and to six years of imprisonment in a case on the 2005 beating of MP Valery Gelashvili. The former president of Georgia also faces other charges.

Today, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has reported about the detention of Mikhail Saakashvili. “Mikhail Saakashvili, the third president of Georgia, who is on the wanted list, has been detained,” the “Report” agency quotes Irakli Garibashvili as saying.

According to the Prime Minister of Georgia, the operation was conducted “at a high level.” “Our law enforcers carried out an operation to detain wanted Mikhail Saakashvili at the highest level. The law enforcement bodies had preliminary information about his transfer from Ukraine to Georgia, and the process was under full control,” noted Irakli Garibashvili as quoted by the “Report” agency.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 1, 2021 at 07:20 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: The Caucasian Knot

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