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Two former Ministers detained in Georgia

2012-12-20 11:51

Six former high-ranking officials, including two ministers, have been detained in Georgia. All of them are suspected of breaking the law, the reports.


According to the media, law enforcement agencies have arrested the ex-Minister of Finance and Energy Aleko Khetaguri and former Minister of Education and now director of the TV-channel "Rustavi-2" Nika Gvaramia. Among other detained there are the former Deputy Minister of Economy Kakha Damenia, CEO of the Tbilisi electricity distribution company "Telasi" Davy Kandelaki and two former officials of Saakashvili's team, whose names were not disclosed.

The investigation was conducted jointly by the Finance Ministry, Prosecutor General's Office and the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the reported. As a result of the criminal actions the former officials have inflicted substantial damage to the national budget.

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has sharply criticized the law enforcement agencies. "I demand the immediate release of the CEO of TV company, as well as to put an end to this illegal activity. I would like to express not only hope, but also a belief that everything would be over very quickly and very well", Saakashvili stated.


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