Press review: Aleppo's gradual liberation and new forces guarding Russia's HmeymimPress Review December 08, 13:00
EU Council, European Parliament reach compromise on visa-free travel for UkraineWorld December 08, 12:51
Russia’s Defense Ministry rejects reports of pilotage error as cause for Su-33 crashMilitary & Defense December 08, 12:45
Assad says Aleppo’s seizure won’t be end of war in SyriaWorld December 08, 12:29
Prosecutor seeks 5-year sentence for a female student for trying to join ISRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 12:26
Putin points to priority of boosting transportation projects with Asia-Pacific statesBusiness & Economy December 08, 11:43
Two Ukrainians charged in absentia over abduction of Russian servicemenWorld December 08, 11:33
Top diplomat says Philippines should no longer be Washington’s ‘little brown brother’World December 08, 11:18
China condemns militant attack on Russian hospital in AleppoWorld December 08, 11:16
“The guilt is aggravated by new facts found in the investigation,” the main prosecutor’s office said. Saakashvili and Merabishvili were earlier accused of “abuse of powers with the use of violence.” Now accusations became harsher “up to deliberate causing of heavy bodily wounds.”
Saakashvili was president of Georgia from January 2004 to November 17, 2013. In mid-November 2013, several days before the expiration of his presidential term, he left Georgia and has lived mainly in the United States since.
Former Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili, who held this post from December 2004 to July 2012, was arrested in Tbilisi in July last year on accusations of abuse of power and several other offences and is still kept in custody.