Ivanishvili wants to renounce citizenship of the Russian Federation
According to information announced by Eka Beselia, lawyer of well-known Georgian lawyer Bidzina Ivanishvili, today, October 17, her client intends to refer to the section of Russian interests in the Swiss embassy in Georgia with a request for termination of his Russian citizenship. The GHN reported about this.
According to Beselia, in addition, they will file a lawsuit against President Mikhail Saakashvili, which will include the demand to annul the illegal disposal of deprivation of citizenship of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili. According to Beselia, in this case, it is about an order from October 11, 2011. According to this document, Georgian citizenship of Ivanishvili and his wife Catherine Khvedelidze was terminated .
"The order on deprivation of citizenship was made in gross violation of the law. In particular, the violation of the Organic Law "On Citizenship of Georgia" and the procedure for issue of an administrative act which is a topic for a separate trial", said Beselia. According to her, the authorities called Ivanishvili's acquiring of French nationality as the formal basis of deprivation. This was used after he already had dual citizenship of Georgia, added the lawyer.