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Protest in support of Saakashvili takes place near Georgian prison

Source : 112 Ukraine

Police officers detained some protesters
18:26, 8 October 2021

Ekho Kavkaza

The demonstration in support of detained ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili took place In Georgia, near Rustavi prison. Some members of the protest were detained as Ekho Kavkaza reported.

According to the news agency, the police officers detained a few partakers of the protest, applying administrative punishment. The detentions are tied with the fact that the activists tried to write “Freedom to Misha” on the walls of the administrative buildings and it is banned by law.

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The activists came to Rustavi as the motorized column from Tbilisi. They stated they would like to cheer up Mikheil Saakashvili and demand his immediate release.

On October 1, the Georgian ex-president wrote on Facebook that he crossed the border of Georgia. Later that day, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakliy Garibashvili claimed that Saakashvili was detained and taken to the penitentiary facility. The Ukrainian side claimed it was an act of Georgia's "revenge" against Saakashvili.

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Later, Deputy Prime Minister Tea Tsulukiani stated that the Georgian government does not consider the option of extradition of ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili to Ukraine.

On October 4, a Ukrainian consul visited ex-president and former Ukrainian lawmaker Mikheil Saakashvili in the Georgian prison.

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