In absentia: Georgian court sentenced Saakashvili to 3 years in jail

Tbilisi City Court found former president Mikheil Saakashvili guilty of abuse of official authority and sentenced him to three years in prison.

According to the Georgian investigation, Saakashvili promised the then Chief of the Constitutional Security Department to illegally pardon four senior police officers persons convicted of the murder of bank employee Sandro Girgvliani and later pardoned them independently from the Pardon Commission.

The Georgian court verdict is illegal and contrary to international and national norms, Mikheil Saakashvili believes.

The trial of the president for using the right to pardon, which is not limited in any way, testifies to the completely political nature of this process, the politician said on Facebook.

“This also shows that the Georgian authorities have not found anything significant against me for five years: no facts of corruption, no other violations,” he added.

«Вирок» грузинського суду, що знаходиться під повним контролем найбільшого приватного акціонера Газпрому Іванішвілі, від…

Publié par Mikheil Saakashvili sur vendredi 5 Janvier 2018, following Interfax Ukraine

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