Georgian Interior Ministry investigates former ruling party’s activity
Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 15
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The Georgian Interior Ministry is investigating the activity of the former ruling party "United National Movement".
The investigation is conducted under Article 315 of the Georgian Criminal Code (conspiracy or rebellion to change the constitutional order by using force), Georgian Deputy Interior Minister Levan Izoria told Rustavi-2 TV company.
"In early September, Interior Minister Alexander Chikaidze accused ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili of an intention to organize riots in Georgia," he said.
The minister claims that the ex-president instructed his colleagues to create a group of 500 people for organizing provocations in the country.
"These groups were to provoke the police to force majeure situations, to carry out aggressive protests by manipulating different themes, such as the crime situation, social and economic issues, relations with Russia, the problems of internally displaced persons, to provoke strikes at strategic facilities and so on.
"The investigation is underway," Izoria said.