Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 1 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Secretary-General of "United National Movement", former Georgian PM and Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili, summoned on suspicion of using a false passport when crossing the border of Georgia as part of the presidential delegation of ex-premier held during questioning about two hours, has left the building Interior Ministry.
According to available information, the investigation was unable to produce any evidence of his guilt. Merabishvili himself refused to answer reporters' questions after the interrogation.
"My stay in the police was symbolic. Pride poured my heart when I saw a patrol. Pity that Ivanishvili uses the Interior Ministry and the police as repressive machinery against the opposition," - said Merabishvili.
Georgian Interior Ministry issued a statement today that the Interior Minister used a fake passport to leave the country as part of the presidential delegation to Yerevan. According to the Interior Ministry, passport, which was presented to border control, was issued in the name of some of Levan Maisuradze, however, it was affixed photograph Merabishvili. Georgian Interior Ministry also noted that the authorities did not disrupt the visit of the president and Merabishvili allowed to leave the country, but on their return Merabishvili left the airport in the presidential escort, causing the inability to hold against him statutory procedures.
Interior Minister himself praised these accusations as absurd once the current government.