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Tbilisi City Court sentences in absentia ex-President Saakashvili to 6 years

Tbilisi City Court has sentenced former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to six years in prison in absentia for exceeding official powers, violence and deliberate damage to heath over the high profile violence case against opposition lawmaker Valeri Gelashvili.

Ukraine | Mikheil Saakashvili deported from Ukraine

On the afternoon of February 12, members of the Ukrainian special forces arrested Saakashvili, the leader of the Ukrainian party “Movement of New Forces”, former president of Georgia, in a restaurant in Kiev. According to the closest associate of Saakashvili David Sakvarelidze, the detention took place in the Suluguni restaurant in the Museum Lane of Kiev. According to Sakvarelidze, the special forces drove up on Volkswagen buses with license plates AA. They dragged Saakashvili down the stairs, then pushed him into the car at gunpoint and took him to an unknown destination.
The State security and the Prosecutor General’s Office said they were not involved in the detention of Saakashvili. The speaker of the National Police also stated that he has no information about the detention of the politician.
Meanwhile, Saakashvili got on an airplane to Warsaw. From Warsaw, Saakashvili contacted his supporters over the phone. He said that after his arrest he was blindfolded, taken for a long time through Kiev, then brought to the international airport Borispol and forced to put on a plane.
The Polish Border Guard Service confirmed Saakashvili’s arrival to Warsaw. According to its data, Saakashvili was in Poland legally under the readmission agreement.
The political career of the Georgian politician in Ukraine was completed for the second time.

Ukraine | Saakashvili against Poroshenko: will there soon be a new Maidan in Ukraine?

Last week Ukrainian secret police arrested Michael Saakashvili after second attempt. Many observers thought would it lead to a new wave of protests in Ukraine or would they finish after their leader was jailed? But Saakashvili was quickly liberated and retuned to his previous activity like nothing happened with him. What is a future of new protest actions in the Ukrainian capital?

Ukraine | Georgian ex-president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine

Ex-Georgian citizen, ex-president and ex-governor of Odessa region Michael Saakashvili was arrested by Ukrainian secret police on December 8. It was the second attempt. The first one was not fruitful. Firstly Saakashvili was arrested at the mid of the day while opposition protest took place in the capital of Ukraine. But supporters of a former Georgian politician encircled a car of secret police, broke inside and liberated their leader. It was humiliating for police so next time it prepared better and arrested Saakashvili at night in private flat. His supporters were unable to prevent arrest.

Ukraine | Ukraine police open criminal case after former Georgian leader Saakashvili breaks through border

Ukrainian police say they have opened criminal proceedings into the illegal border crossing of former Georgian president and Odessa governor Mikhail Saakashvili, during which he and his supporters publicly forced their way through a cordon on the Polish border.