Several thousand people demonstrated on October 14 in the Georgian capital Tbilisi to demand the release of Mikheïl Saakachvili, the former Georgian president accused of “abuse of power”.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, to demand the release of Mikheil Saakashvili, former Georgian president and former governor of the Odessa region in Ukraine.
“The third president of Georgia, Mikheïl Saakachvili, has been arrested and sent to prison,” Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili declared on 1 October at a press conference. Mikheïl Saakachvili was wanted in Georgia for “abuse of power” in a case which he considers political. He had announced that he had returned to Georgia after an eight-year exile. Irakli Garibashvili specified that the security forces had followed Mikheïl Saakashvili’s movements from Ukraine and had “decided on a police operation where and when there were the fewest obstacles to the ‘arrest”.