A Georgian court sentenced former president Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to three years in prison for abusing his pardon powers in a high-profile murder case, The New York Times reported Friday.
Thousands protested in Ukraine on Sunday demanding the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko and the release of Georgian ex-leader Mikheil Saakashvili from detention, Reuters reported.
Ukrainian police faced on Tuesday a stand off in the arrest of Georgian ex-leader Mikheil Saakashvili, who is suspected of receiving money from a criminal group linked to ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, according to The New York Times.
Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili resigned as governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region on Monday, citing corruption in the central government as the main reason for his departure.
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