The Pechersk District Court of Kiev released ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, the leader of the Movement of New Forces party. The decision was announced by the judge Larisa Tsokol, who dismissed all claims of the prosecution and ruled not to choose any preventive measure.
As the judge noted, the court decided that "the petition of the prosecutor in the criminal proceedings ... to apply the preventive measure in the form of a round-the-clock house arrest of suspect Saakashvili be left without satisfaction."
The decision may be appealed to the Court of Appeal within five days. Announcement of the full text of the resolution is scheduled for 9 am on December14.
As EADaily reported earlier, today the Pechersk District Court of Kiev was to choose a preventive measure for Saakashvili, detained by law enforcers on December 8. In the courtroom, one of the prosecutors said that the special services of the Russian Federation might try to assassinate the ex-president of Georgia. The prosecutors asked for two months of round-the-clock house arrest for Saakashvili.
According to the prosecutor, the 24-hour house arrest is the only preventive measure that can guarantee Saakashvili's participation in the investigation and ensure his safety. The prosecutor added that Saakashvili will be guarded 24 hours a day.
Earlier, Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said that Saakashvili organized protests to seize state power in Ukraine and assisted members of the "criminal group" of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and businessman Sergei Kurchenko in stopping criminal prosecution against them. Later, Saakashvili rejected accusations of the Prosecutor General.