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Mikheil Saakashvili's extradition procedures had not been suspended, Georgian prosecutors say
31 May, 2019
Former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili may have returned in Ukraine, but it does not mean that he is done with Georgia.
Georgian prosecutors are saying that legal procedures over his extradition were not abolished and the process still goes on.

Prosecutor Koka Katsitadze said on Thursday that procedures for Mikheil Saakashvili's extradition had been launched by the Prosecutor's Office of Georgia and these legal procedures had not been suspended.

“As for the issue of citizenship, the loss or restoration of
his citizenship has nothing to do with criminal prosecution and extradition procedures and cannot affect the ongoing process. Convicted Mikheil Saakashvili will be held accountable before the Georgian justice! We would like to remind the public that he has been found guilty in Sandro Girgvliani's murder case, in beating up of Valeri Gelashvili, member of Parliament, and has been charged with embezzling public funds of the violent dispersal of November 7 rally and the illegal confiscation of Imedi TV. Prosecutor's Office will continue legal procedures for Saakashvili's extradition" - said Koka Katsitadze.

Prosecutor General of Georgia Shalva Tadumadze told reporters on Thursday that works on extradition of all offenders were underway.

“The works on extradition of all offenders will continue and everyone, who stands before the justice, will be held accountable” - Shalva Tadumadze said.

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