The former governor of Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili is threatened by 11 years of imprisonment on four cases. The prosecutor of the General Prosecutor's Office of Georgia Natiya Songulashvili reported this to Obozrevatel.
'At the moment the General Prosecutor's Office of Georgia holds four criminal cases against Mikheil Saakashvili, the investigation is finished and the court proceeding takes place. All cases are under consideration of Tbilisi City Court', she claimed.
According to her, the former president of Georgia is accused of the following crimes:
- the case of Sandro Girgviliani murder;
- the case of embezzlement of the public money from Special Service of State Security of Georgia Fund for personal needs in especially big amount;
- the case of severe beating of the Georgian parliamentarian Valeriy Gelashvili;
- the case of occupation and deprive of the TV Company Imedi that publicized the Saakashvili regime and business of Badri Patarkatsishvili and his family in critical form that led to mass unrest in Georgia.
'The government of Georgia changed in 2012 and the Georgian Parliament made the amendments to the legislation. According to them, the grossest case overtakes the other. Ealrier, the terms of imprisonment were summarized and a person can be detained for 30 or 40 years and it became to be life sentence. The terms are not summarized after the liberalization of the legislation. If person has three or four accusations, person will have only one term. Mikheil Saakashvili is threatened by 11 years of imprisonment if the court will bring in the verdict of guilty', the Prosecutor's Office explained.
Saakashvili arrived in Poland on August 4 and took part in the commemorative event dedicated to 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. Earlier, Saakashvili claimed at the interview to ZIK that he arrived to Poland from the US without obstructions and he did not need the diplomatic help. The Georgian Prosecutor's Office made a request to the proper Polish authorities on the visit of Saakashvili to Poland.
As it was reported earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the decree stripping Saakasvhili off the Ukrainian citizenship. Anton Herashchenko, the Counselor to Interior Minister of Ukraine said that the government learned certain previously unknown facts from Georgia’s Prosecutor General’s Office; as of the time when Saakashvili was granted Ukrainian citizenship, Ukrainian authorities were unaware of that information.