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Noghaideli met with political emigrant Okruashvili

2010-06-09 09:52

Zurab Noghaideli, the Movement for Just Georgia leader, the ex-PM, is staying in West Europe with a visit - Georgia Times correspondent.


Yesterday he met with Irakli Okruashvili, a notorious political emigrant, ex-Minister of Defense of Georgia, founder and chairman of For United Georgia movement, press service of Noghaideli's movement informed.

At the meeting they discussed political situation in the country and prospects of cooperation between opposition parties.

Movement for Just Georgia press service promises to share details of the meeting later.

In 2007, soon after his resignation from Minister's post Okruashvili joined opposition. He made a speech on TV in which charged President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, of preparation of political murders. In this light he was seen as the opposition leader or even a potential presidential candidate.

The government, in its turn, accused Okruashvili of corruption. The ex-Minister left Georgia and later received political asylum in France. Georgian court sentenced him to 11 years of imprisonment in his absence.


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