Former Georgian president may be declared internationally wanted

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Tbilisi, Georgia, August 4
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgian Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani does not exclude putting former President Mikhail Saakashvili on the international wanted list.

The Georgian Prosecutor`s Office accuses the former president of abuse of power.

"The court chose pre-trial detention as a preventive measure regarding Saakashvili, and in this case he has a certain obligation - to appear before the investigation and the court," she said.

All legal measures, including international measures may be involved in order for this person to be brought before investigation and court, according to Tsulukiani.

However, she stressed that such legal framework is applied in respect to any accused person, not only Saakashvili. "Saakashvili is an ordinary defendant," the Georgian Justice Minister said.

Tbilisi City Court selected pre-trial detention as a preventive measure in regard to Saakashvili as well as Georgian former Minister of Justice Zurab Adeishvili and Minister of Defense David Kezerashvili on the night of August 2. They are charged with case of dispersing opposition rally on November 7, 2007, seizure of "Imedi" TV company and misappropriation of property from the TV company`s founder Badri Patarkatsishvili.

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