Georgian Prosecutors Charge Ex-President Saakashvili

Georgian Prosecutors Charge Ex-President Saakashvili

(Reuters) – The prosecutor’s office in Georgia has filed criminal charges against former President Mikhail Saakashvili in what the opposition says is a political witch-hunt by the ex-Soviet republic’s new leaders.

Dozens of former officials, including a former prime minister, have been arrested on charges such as abuse of power and corruption since Saakashvili’s party lost an election two years ago.

Saakashvili was charged with exceeding his authority but left the South Caucasus country of 4.5 million after his second presidency ended last November.

Other charges against him relate to the use of force to break up a protest in the capital Tbilisi in November 2007 and to a raid on a television station.

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