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Bacho Akhalaia arrested

2012-11-07 11:53

Former Interior Minister of Georgia Bacho Akhalaia was arrested yesterday after the interrogation in the Prosecutor General's office, the Rosbalt reported. According to his lawyer David Dekanoidze, Akhalaia is charged with abuse of office.


From the main building of the Prosecutor General's office, where Former Minister was interrogated for a few hours, he was transferred to an unknown facility.

The cause of the accusations against Akhalaia, who was previously the head of the Defense Ministry, was the complaints to the Prosecutor General's office from former employees of the department.

Recall, yesterday Bacho Akhalaia announced that he has returned to the country and was ready to answer all questions related to his activities.

"I want to publicly state that I left the country temporarily. I want to appeal to the people of Georgia - I take responsibility for my every action and every step. I have returned to Georgia and I am ready to answer all questions in case of an investigation by the relevant authorities", Akhalaia stated.

However, he said that he had left Georgia after the election in order not to be accused of obstructing the transfer of power to the new leadership of the country.


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