Chief Prosecutor: Prosecution not yet taken against former head of Georgian Interior Ministry
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov.6 /Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
A prosecution has not yet been taken against the former Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs Bacho Akhalaia, the chief prosecutor Archil Kbilashvili told reporters Tuesday
"Legal steps have not yet been taken against him, but we will initiate proceedings once we have the relevant evidence and facts, "Kbilashvili said.
According to him, Akhalaia's return home was "a very serious challenge to the new government, raising the question of whether we will act within law".
Akhalaia, who left the country after the victory of Georgian Dream in the elections to the parliament and hid himself in a secret place, recently returned to Georgia, expressing his willingness to answer all questions of the investigation.
Kbilashvili said the former minister, who was associated with a number of serious crimes, has no indulgences. "Specific facts and evidence is completely different from what the public demands, "he said.
Akhalaia said that the new Georgian government is pursuing him for political reasons, and want to make a "political show", but he is ready to appear before the court. He also expressed his appreciation to President Mikheil Saakashvili for the "possibility to participate in the painful but necessary reforms."
Akhalaia resigned in September after publication of videos showing the torture of prisoners.