Saakashvili in South Ossetia is being awaited for a fair trial and the decision will be appropriate, - Foreign Minister

Sat, 02/10/2021 - 12:44
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South Ossetia has the right to demand the extradition of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili - at the place of committing previous crimes, said the Republic’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Medoev.

"I mean the crimes of 2004 and 2008, according to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted by Resolution 260 (III) of the UN General Assembly on December 9, 1948," said the Minister to the “Res” news agency.

Medoev stressed that "Saakashvili is being awaited a fair trial in South Ossetia and the decision will be appropriate."

Saakashvili wrote on social media on Friday morning that he had arrived in Georgia. In the evening of the same day, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said that Saakashvili, who had returned from Ukraine, had been detained and taken to prison. Saakashvili is a citizen of Ukraine.

Earlier, the Chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream party, Irakli Kobakhidze, told the media that Saakashvili wanted to commit a coup by coming home.

In Georgia, Saakashvili has been put on the domestic wanted list, is undergoing several criminal cases, and representatives of the Georgian authorities have repeatedly stated that they will detain him as soon as he crosses the border.

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