Kyiv appeals court places Saakashvili under house arrest for every night

23:59, 26 January 2018
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Kyiv's appeals court has partly satisfied an appeal filed by prosecutors against a first-instance judgement on leader of the New Forces Movement in Ukraine and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili and placed him under house arrest every night from 22:00 to 07:00.

The court ruling was announced by chief judge Oleh Prysiazhniuk, an UNIAN correspondent said.

Read alsoUkrainian authorities have no grounds to extradite Saakashvili – lawyer"[The appeal] should be partly satisfied. A preventive measure in the form of house arrest during a certain period of the day, namely from 22:00 to 07:00 shall be applicable to Mikheil Saakashvili," he said.

The court also obliged Saakashvili to perform additional procedural duties, namely, to arrive at the request of the prosecutor, the investigator or be present in court when needed. What is more, he shall not leave Kyiv without the prosecutor's permission.

At the same time, it is still unknown what other procedural obligations were imposed by the court. It is also not known for how long the decision of the appeals court will be in effect and whether Saakashvili should wear an ankle monitor.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Kyiv's Pechersky district court on December 11 turned down the prosecutor's motion to place Saakashvili, who is accused by the Ukrainian authorities of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russia, under around-the-clock house arrest for two months.

The appeals court rescheduled hearings on the prosecutor's appeal against the December 11 judgement in the Saakashvili case four times: on December 22, 2017, January 3, January 11 and January 19, 2018.

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