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If his guilt under these charges is proven, he may face a jail term of five to eight years.
Along with Saakashvili, the prosecutors also issued a resolution to bring to accountability the former Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili, the former Main Prosecutor Zurab Adeishvili, the former Defense Minister, and the former Tbilisi mayor Gigi Ugulava.
The charges against all of them concern the dispersal of a peaceful rally November 7, 2007, an illegal intrusion into the editorial office of Imedi television channel on the same day and criminal offenses committed to misappropriate the property of businessman Arkady Patarkatsishvili.
Investigation this and other cases, in connection with which Saakashvili was summoned to the Main Prosecutor’s Office, is nearing completion, the report said.
March 22, the prosecutors said Saakashvili was featured as a witness in several criminal cased linked to the death of Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania. Also, investigators were suspicious of Saakashvili’s decision to pardon four individuals convicted of murder in 2006.
Saakashvili, who was in the Netherlands at the time, said he had no plans to come to Tbilisi.
July 26, a summons was handed to his mother, who lives in Tbilisi. It said he was supposed to turn up at the Prosecutor’s Office for an interview July 28 as an eyewitness.
Georgian mass media say Saakashvili, now 46, is currently staying in Ukraine where he is an unofficial advisor to the incumbent government.
Saakashvili has been mostly staying in Ukraine in the past six months where he reportedly works as an unofficial adviser to the Ukrainian government.