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Georgian Ex-Justice Minister to be Wanted through Interpol

  • Tuesday, January 15, 13:36

Tbilisi. The Georgian National Bureau of Interpol appealed to the General Secretariat of the organization to announce ex-justice minister of Georgia Zurab Adeishvili wanted through Interpol Red Notice, Georgian MoI press-service reported last Friday.

"On January 11, 2013, the Georgian National Bureau of Interpol sent all necessary documents to the Interpol General Secretariat for announcing Zurab Adeishvili wanted through the Red Notice", the statement reads.

According to the press-service, Zurab Adeishvili will be announced wanted through Interpol after the General Secretariat studies all documents.

Ex-justice minister Zurab Adeishvili was one of the closets associates of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili after the "Roses Revolution" and was among politicians who made decisions at the highest state level. He left the country after the parliamentary elections on October 1, 2012, according to results of which the Georgian Dream coalition became a ruling force and the United National Movement moved to the opposition. Criminal proceedings were instituted against him and some other former state officials. Adeishvili is accused of power abuse with the aim of obtaining a profit, organization of inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners, falsification of evidences of the criminal case and provocation of crime commitment.

On January 5, Tbilisi City Court chose pre-trial detention as restraint measure for  Adeishvili in absentia. 

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