Mikheil Saakashvili sentenced to 3 years in jail in absentia
05 January, 2018
Mikheil Saakashvili sentenced to 3 years in jail in absentia
The first verdict has been announced in the Georgian courts against former President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Judge Giorgi Arevadze announced a judgment in the Sandro Girgvliani case in connection with the former president case. Saakashvili was found guilty and sentenced to 3 years in jail.

Mikheil Saakashvili is accused of abuse of official authority in the case of Sandro Girgvliani.
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According to the investigation, Mikheil Saakashvili promised the then Chief
of the Constitutional Security Department to illegally pardon the persons convicted of the murder of Sandro Girgvliani - Geronti Alania, Mikheil Bibiluridze, Avtandil Aptsiauri and Aleksandre Gachava and later pardoned them independently from the Pardon Commission.
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