Prosecutor’s Office Applies to Ukraine with a Request to Detain and Extradite M. Saakashvili

2017-09-05 15:05:41

Prosecutor’s Office once more filed a motion with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine requesting to detain and extradite Mikheil Saakashvili. It should be noted, that according to the Ukrainian law, when a criminal case is on an investigation stage, General Prosecutor’s Office considers extradition matters, while the Ministry of Justice considers them when the criminal case is on a trial consideration stage. Therefore, as the case of Mikheil Saakashvili’s prosecution is on the trial stage, Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia sent the motion regarding his detention and extradition to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. Currently, all relevant legal proceedings specified by the law are being conducted.
We hereby remind you, that Mikheil Saakashvili is a defendant in four Criminal Cases:
1. For abuse of official powers by a public political official under Article 332§2 of the Criminal Code of Georgia;
2. For the facts of dispersal of protestants on large scale on November 07, 2007, intrusion into IMEDI TV company and obtaining Arkadi Partarkatsishvili’s property in a criminal manner, offences  under Article 333§3(b. c) and Article 333§2 of the criminal Code of Georgia, which means exceeding the official powers by a public political official by using violence offending the personal dignity of the victim (the so-called ‘November 7 and TV IMEDI raid’ case);
3. For exceeding the official powers by a public political official by using violence and weapons that has resulted in the substantial violation of the rights of a physical person and of the lawful interests of the state; moreover, for organizing intentional grave bodily injury by more than one person (bodily injury that is dangerous for life and causes permanent mutilation of one’s face) under Article 333§3(b) and Article 25,117§5(e) of the Criminal Code of Georgia (the case of assault on Valeri Gelashvili);
4. Embezzlement of state budget funds in large quantities (8,837,461) committed with prior agreement by a group using the official position under Article 182§2(a, d)-§3(b) of the Criminal Code of Georgia (the case of expenses of the Special State Protection Service of Georgia.