Interpol did not want to declare former President of Georgia and leader of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili on the international wanted list, informs on the last working day of the week, the press service of Odesa regional state administration.
Saakashvili left Georgia in the days of the inauguration of the new President Giorgi Margvelashvili in November 2013 and since then has not returned home. The former President announced in an internal investigation, was forced by its announcement in the international search.
"in response to actions taken by the government in Tbilisi, the governing body of Interpol in Lyon decided that any prosecution of the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili is unacceptable because it is contrary to the Charter of Interpol, which means there are clear indications of political persecution ", - is told in the message.
appropriate letters were sent to all national Bureau of Interpol member -.
The chief Prosecutor's office of Georgia in 2014 in absentia brought Saakashvili's accusations in several criminal cases: embezzlement of more than 8, 8 million gel state funds for personal needs, about the abuse of power in the case of the dispersal of the rally on 7 November 2007, concerning the beating of MP Valeri Gelashvili and murder of an employee of United Bank of Georgia " Sandro Girgvliani in 2006.
After leaving Georgia, Saakashvili was appointed Advisor to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, and soon the head of the Ukrainian country provided him with Ukrainian citizenship and was appointed head of the Odessa region. The Prosecutor General's office of Ukraine Georgia refused to extradite him.