Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 20 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian former defence minister and leader of the Georgian Party Irakli Okruashvili were detained under three articles of the Georgian Criminal Code.
According to the Interior Ministry, Okruashvili is accused of negligence (Article 332), malicious use of powers (Article 332) and bribery (Article 338).
According to the decision of the Tbilisi City Court as of March 28, 2008, Okruashvili was sentenced in absentia to 11 years of imprisonment.
Okruashvili returned to Georgia on an Istanbul-Tbilisi flight early in the morning of November 20 with his uncle Iosif Giguashvili, as well as a former defence minister wanted by the Georgian law enforcement bodies a few years ago.
Giguashvili was also arrested. The latter is accused of creating illegal groups (Article 223), illegal purchase, possession, carrying, manufacturing, transportation or selling firearms, explosives or explosive devices (Article 236) and not reporting a crime (Article 376).
At present, Okruashvili and Giguashvili are in Gldani prison No 8.