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Saakashvili appeals to court to find his readmission to Poland unlawful

Now the issue of opening an administrative case is being decided
15:52, 14 February 2018

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Mikheil Saakashvili, former Governor of Odesa region and ex-President of Georgia,  asked the District administrative court Kyiv to find his readmission to Poland that happened on Feb. 12 unlawful, according to the court’s press service.

It is noted that the court received an appeal from Mikheil Saakashvili against the State migration service, State border guard service and Interior Ministry. 

“The claimant asks the court to find the actions of the corresponding structural units of the State migration service, State border guard service and Interior Ministry on Feb. 12, 2018, as to readmitting Saakashvili to the previous country of residence unlawful. The claimant also asks the court to oblige the corresponding structural unit of the State migration service to cancel this decision,” the statement says.

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The court noted that now the issue of opening an administrative case is being decided.

As we reported earlier, Saakashvili was detained by the task force of the Border Guard Service in a restaurant in downtown Kyiv and sent to Poland. 

On Sep. 22, 2017, the Mostysky court in Lviv found Saakashvili guilty of unlawfully crossing Ukraine’s border. In January 2018, the District administrative court of Kyiv refused Saakashvili’s appeal to the Migration service as to recognizing him a refugee. On Feb. 6, the court denied this claim again. 

This way, Mikheil Saakashvili was staying in Ukraine illegally, so he was readmitted to the country where had come from according to all the jurisdictional formalities, the border guard service emphasized.

Related: Georgia can file request on Saakashvili's extradition to Poland, -Georgian MP

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