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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, APA reported citing InterpressNews agency. 


Judge Giorgi Arevadze announced a judgment in the Sandro Girgvliani case in connection with the former president case a few minutes ago. 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. 

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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