Mikheil Saakashvili sentenced to three years in jail in Georgia in absentia – media

09:58, 05 January 2018
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The first verdict has been announced in a Georgian court against former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia; he was found guilty and sentenced to three years in jail, Azerbaijan's APA reported citing the InterpressNews agency.

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Judge Giorgi Arevadze announced a judgment in the Sandro Girgvliani case in connection with the former president case on Friday, APA said.

Read alsoCourt denies Saakashvili status of person requiring protectionMikheil Saakashvili is accused in Georgia of abuse of official authority in the case of Sandro Girgvliani. 

According to the Georgian 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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