The newly elected President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili doubts that the former Georgian leader Mhalu Saakashvili returns citizenship of the country.
“I doubt it, because, first, you need to deal with the criminal cases against him, and it’s not a question of citizenship, it is, first and foremost, the implementation of justice,” she said in an interview with the Russian service of the BBC, reports “New time”.
Zurabishvili stressed that there is a problem with the statements of the ex-President of Georgia, in which he urged the police and military to support the people at the protests.
“He’s lost touch with the country. Today he is a foreigner, which calls for the destabilization of the situation in the country”, – summed up the politician.
Recall, the Tbilisi court has recognized Saakashvili is guilty in 2005 and sentenced the former President to six years of imprisonment and deprived him of his right to hold office for 2 years and 3 months. Saakashvili is accused of excess of office powers with application of violence and the organization of deliberate infliction of heavy harm to health of the Georgian deputies.
Saakashvili himself said that he wanted to restore the lost Georgian citizenship through court and will not ask for pardon.