Georgian ex-internal minister returns ready to answer all questions
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov 5 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Ex-Internal Minister Bacho Akhalaia has returned to Georgia and is ready to answer all questions in the case of the investigation of his activities, Akhalaia said on Monday.
The current authorities accused Akhalaia of torturing people. He resigned after spread of video about torture of prisoners.
"A certain portion of the politicians spread speculation that I'm allegedly guilty of the torture people and corruption and therefore left the country to escape justice," the statement says. "I want to say publicly that I left the country temporarily, because I didn't want anybody from the current ruling party to consider that I will in any way hinder the process of power transfer after the fair and free elections on October 1."
Akhalaia noted that, despite the fact that the policy of the Georgian Dream contradicts the interests of the country, he considers that the elections were an important step to consolidate the reforms. He wished that the new force is not wasted a democratic heritage.
"I doesn't represent and do not speak on behalf of any political group, but I want to say that I shared, and share the policy of President Saakashvili and he has always served for the Georgian state and the citizens," Akhalaia says.
He noted that one of the main principles of his work was the protection of the country's interests.
"I strongly believe that human freedom and democracy are the condition of success of our country and there is simply no other option," Akhalaia said.
Addressing the people of Georgia, Akhalaia said he is responsible for each action and for each step and willing to answer any question regarding its activities.