Former Georgian President fails to appear for questioning at Prosecutor's Office
Tbilisi, Georgia, July 28
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia's former President Mikhail Saakashvili will not appear for questioning at the Prosecutor's office of Georgia, according to former-president's lawyer Otar Kahidze.
He stressed that it is intended to prosecute Saakashvili and the summons as a witness is an attempt to trap him.
"Let they first charge, and then the issue of giving testimony will be considered," the lawyer said.
Saakashvili was summoned for questioning as a witness on July 28, at 11:00. The Procesutor Office did not specified on what case Saakashvili was called for questioning. In case of Saakashvili`s absence to the prosecutor office, the measures will be taken against him envisaged by the law.
Several months ago, Saakashvili was also summoned to the Georgian Prosecutor's Office as a witness in ten criminal cases, including the case of the causes of death of Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania in February 2005. However, the former-president refused the interrogation, saying that he did not trust the current Georgian law enforcement bodies.
Instead of questioning the former-president is going to give a videoconference at 12:00 in his library in Tbilisi.
Edited by CN