Tbilisi, Georgia, March 27
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The prosecutor's office does not intend to detain ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and only wants to get necessary information from him in several cases, Georgian prosecutor general's office spokesman said March 27 at a briefing.
He stressed that the prosecutor general's office proposes to ex-president a remote interrogation, and he will not have to return to Georgia.
"We understand that the ex-president fears arrest, but it is not our goal, since we are only interested in his testimony in a number of very important cases. We hope that Saakashvili, as a former president, as a citizen, will express his willingness to help justice," the spokesman stressed.
He said the ex-president was summoned to be questioned on March 27 as part of the case on pardoning the killers of the banker Sandro Girgvliani.
Saakashvili has been asked to make a decision regarding the remote interrogation this week and let the prosecutor's office know.
He will be sent an official message. If he agrees, Saakashvili will not have to return to his homeland and rather can give testimony via Skype.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by C.N.