declares that he was imprisoned without trial – UNIAN

The former president of Georgia believes that there is an obvious attempt to prevent his appearance in public before the planned second round of local elections.

On October 1, Saakashvili was detained in Georgia and placed in a penitentiary institution / photo UNIAN

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has appealed to the international community, saying he has been imprisoned without trial.

That’s what he’s talking about I wrote today on his Facebook page.

“On October 1, I was arrested and imprisoned. The arrest was based on two court verdicts, which no one in the world recognizes, as well as an arrest warrant for two unfinished cases,” Saakashvili said.

According to the politician, according to Georgian law, any person detained on the basis of an ongoing case should be brought to court immediately.

“I have been kept in prison for nine days without a hearing, and the judge in my case told my lawyer today that no hearing is expected in the coming weeks,” Saakashvili said.

He is convinced that no trial is expected in the coming weeks.

“There is an obvious attempt to prevent my appearance in public before the scheduled second round of local elections (to be held on October 30 – UNIAN), at a time when in almost every major city my party is side by side with the party of Ivanishvili (businessman, founder of the party “Georgian Dream” – UNIAN), – said Saakashvili.

“I hope you will not go unnoticed in this case without a trial,” he added, addressing the international community.

As UNIAN reported, Saakashvili, who has Ukrainian citizenship, said he would fly to Georgia on October 2 – the day of local elections. According to Saakashvili, the fate of his country is being decided, he will not be able to watch it from the sidelines.

On October 1, Saakashvili was detained in Georgia and placed in a penitentiary. He said he considered himself a political prisoner and went on a hunger strike.

On October 3, Georgian media reported, citing sources, that the ex-president had allegedly crossed the Georgian border in a truck, as if Saakashvili had spent all his way from Ukraine to Georgia in a car’s ventilation cabin.

President Volodymyr Zelensky assured that all relevant institutions will work on the issue of Saakashvili’s return to Ukraine.

Saakashvili has been declared wanted in Georgia – he has not been in his homeland for the last 8 years. He was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison, pleading guilty to organizing the attack on former Georgian MP Valery Gelashvili. Saakashvili is also a suspect in other criminal cases, including illegal border crossing. Georgian authorities have repeatedly stated that Saakashvili will be detained upon his return to the country.

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