On September 1st 2017 ,the Prosecutor Office of Georgia applied once again to the Ministry of Justice and the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Ukraine by petition of detention and extradition of Mikheil Saakashvili.
According to the legislation of the Ukraine, in terms where the criminal case against the person being under the search is at the stage of investigation, the extradition-related issue is subject to consideration by the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine, while if the criminal case against the person being under the search is at6the stage court hearing, the extradition-related issue is to be considered by Ministry of Justice. Proceeding from the above, since all the cases of accusation of Mikheil Saakashvili are at the stage of consideration by the court, the Main Prosecutors Office of Georgia has sent the petition of his detention and extradition to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. At present, all the related procedures envisaged by the law, are in the course.
Mikheil Saakshvili is accused in Georgia for 4 criminal cases:
1.Abuse of the official powers by a political responsible person as envisaged by Part 2 of Article 336 of Criminal Code of Georgia (for excusing the individuals accused for murdering Alexander Girgvliani)
2.Mass Rally raid on November 7th 2007, Invasion in the TV Imedi Office and illegal appropriation of the property belonging to Badri Patarkatsishvili, the crimes envisaged under Sub-points “b” and “c” of Parts 2 of Article 333 and Part 2 of Article 333 of the Criminal Code of Georgia – abuse of the official authorities by a person holding a public position, with abusing the right and dignity of a victim (so called 7th November and TV Imedi cases)
3.Abuse of the official powers by a political responsible person with using firearm and pressure that caused a material violation of the rights and legal interests of the State; As well as intentionally damage of health of individual by a group (health damage threatening life (the crime envisaged by Sub-point “b” of Part 3 of Article 333 and Articles 25 and Sub-point “e” of Part 5 of Article 117 of the Criminal Code of Georgia – the Gelashvili Case)
4.Embezzlement of the large size budgetary sums (8 837 461 GEL) with illegal use of the official position by a preliminarily agreed act of a group, the crime envisaged under Sub-points “a” and “d” of Part 2 and Sub-point “b” of Part 3 of Article 182 of the Criminal Code of Georgia (Case of expenditures of the Special State Security Office).