Georgian ex-president’s lawyer to appeal to Tbilisi City Court’s decision

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Tbilisi, Georgia, August 2

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Lawyer Otar Kahidze will appeal to the Tbilisi City Court's decision on the preliminary absentee detention of Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili in the Court of Appeal.

"There was no evidence during arraignment of the ex-president," he said. "The started fabricating a criminal case later. Of course, we intend to appeal this unfair decision in all courts. We will certainly submit a claim to the Court of Appeal after we obtain the decision of the Tbilisi Court."

The Tbilisi City Court granted the main prosecutor's office's request for preliminary absentee detention of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili on August 2.

Moreover, Georgian former Minister of Justice and Minister of Defense Zurab Adeishvili and David Kezerashvili were put into custody in absentia.

They are charged with abuse of authority, illegal privatization, misappropriation of other's property. Their lawyers also intend to appeal.

Following the court decision, the Georgian main prosecutor's office may seek all three defendants through Interpol.

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