Georgian President pardons Turkish businessman
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 21 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili pardoned Turkish businessman Orhan Aksu at the request of the Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II.
As the attorney of the Turkish businessman Irma Chkadua said on Friday, he client's his honor and dignity have been being offended, and he has been subjected to tortures for several years.
According to her, the Turkish businessman realized multi-million projects in Georgia.
Aksu has been serving his sentence since 2007. He was sentenced to a 12-year term in prison on charges of bribery and the use of false invoices.
According to Chkadua, at one time Aksu's company won many tenders, and it built Gldani prison No. 8, the House of Justice, the new building of the Interior Ministry, refugee settlements, roads and other facilities.