Overall six criminal charges are filed against recently arrested Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili who has been convicted to six years of imprisonment in two cases while four other criminal cases are still being heard in Tbilisi City Court.
In both cases, Saakashvili was found guilty of the abuse of power.
The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has stated today that Saakashvili additionally will be charged with illegal border crossing.
Saakashvili has been detained earlier today after he published two videos from the seaside town of Batumi saying that he is already in Georgia ahead of the October 2 municipal elections and urged the country’s citizens to vote against the ruling party.
Georgian PM Irakli Garibashvili announced the arrest of the former president earlier today.
He has been transferred to the 12th penitentiary institution in Rustavi.
Saakashvili served as the country’s third president from 2004 to 2013 and left Georgia back in 2013 after the Georgian Dream (GD) came to power in 2012.