Saakashvili’s party in Georgia is gathering signatures for the termination of cases against him
TBILISI, 9 Dec — RIA Novosti. Georgian opposition party “United national movement” (UNM) began collecting signatures, demanding that the Georgian and Ukrainian authorities to stop the “political persecution” of ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili and release it.
“END begins collecting signatures demanding to stop political persecution of Mikhail Saakashvili. Free Mikhail Saakashvili and all political prisoners!” — said in the appeal of the party, which distributes its press-service.
The statement said that “if the illegal political persecution did not stop, then the user will receive a civil protest across the country.” The party has also urged the Ukrainian authorities “to release immediately the former President of Georgia”.
Saakashvili on Tuesday was detained in the criminal case on the assistance of members of the criminal organizations and concealment of their criminal activity. However, supporters fought off law enforcement officers then went to the center of Kiev to demand the impeachment of the President.
On Wednesday, militiamen came to tent city to Saakashvili, where his supporters resisted them. To detain Saakashvili militiamen managed only a late Friday evening, after which he was brought to the detention center of the SBU. The Prosecutor General’s office intends to apply for his house arrest. The politician said earlier that he was sick, and once in the detention center, announced an indefinite hunger strike.