Paris Court Rejects to Extradite Former Georgian Defense Minister due to Distrust on Georgian President: Leader of For Unified Georgia Movement

Politics Materials 11 September 2008 18:07 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 11 September / Trend corr. N.Kirtzkhalia / The movement of the For Unified Georgia connects the Paris Court's decision, which rejected to extradite Irakli Okruashvili, a former Georgian Defense Minister to Georgia, to distrust, which France's distrust on the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

France's decision testifies that there is no guarantee to hold fair hearings in Georgia, Yekaterina Beseliya, the leader of the movement said at a news conference on 11 September.

"All evidences and facts describing political chase of Okruashvili were submitted to the Paris Court and namely these arguments were convincing for the court," she said.

According to Beseliya, all restrictions on the former Premier were removed and the French legislation is subjected to him. "Thereafter, Okruashvili will join actively the political processes and expand his relations with media," Beseliya stated, noting the necessity of making Saakashvili answerable. The Paris Court of  Appeal refused Georgia's appeal to extradite the former Defense Minister Okruashvili on 10 September.

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