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Prosecutor's office to file charges against Saakashvili today

In lawyer’s opinion, today Pechersky Court will choose the restrictive measure for the politician
20:01, 10 December 2017

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The lawyer of ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili Ruslan Chernolutsky said that prosecutor's office will press charges against his client in the next few hours and he will probably be taken to the Pechersky Court, RBC-Ukraine reports.

"In the next few hours, the authorities intend to file charges against Saakashvili.  And he will most likely be taken to the Pechersky Court," the lawyer said.

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According to the defense, at the moment the politician feels well. The lawyer added that Saakashvili expressed protest by going on an indefinite hunger strike announced on Friday.

As it was reported earlier Mikheil Saakashvili’s supporters gathered on Sunday rally in Kyiv; there were around 8,500 people. They demanded the NABU’s independence and insisted on the impeachment of the legislation and dismissal of the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

Protesters marched through the downtown of Kyiv and stopped at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square for a rally. Several Ukrainian MPs – Yehor Sobolev, Semen Semenchenko, Volodymyr Parasyuk, Vitaliy Kupriy, Yuriy Derevyanko and Viktor Chumak – addressed to the government their demand to release Saakashvili.

Police have not reported any incidents or any public-order violations.

As we reported earlier, on Friday night the enforcement officers detained ex-governor of Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili and took him to the Security Service department, where he was placed in a detention facility. He is accused of supporting a criminal group.

Related: Saakashvili allies gather near temporary detention center where he kept

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