Saakashvili has lost in the Appeals court case regarding the border crossings
The former head of the Odessa regional state administration Mikheil Saakashvili has lost in the Appellate court of the Lviv region, the case against crossing the Polish-Ukrainian border at the checkpoint “shehyni”.
It is reported DT.UA.
Saakashvili responded to the denial of political asylum
The court rejected the complaint of lawyers of the policy and upheld the decision Mostyska district court, which found Saakashvili guilty of illegal crossing of the Ukrainian border.
During the announcement of the decision, the judge stated that it is final and not appealable.
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Recall that Saakashvili was deprived of citizenship in late July, when he was outside Ukraine. He is a politician went back on September 10. He entered the territory of Ukraine through KP “shehyni” that in Lviv region, although I was going to make it through KP “Krakovets”. The border, he got the bus and crossed it illegally, along with 60 others. Some of them have used force against the guards. The court found the politician guilty of illegally crossing the Ukrainian border and ordered to pay 3400 hryvnias of a penalty plus court fee 300 UAH.
The Ministry of justice of Ukraine received a request from the Prosecutor’s office of Georgia for the arrest and extradition of Saakashvili. In Georgia the politician is charged with four criminal counts. He faces up to 11 years of imprisonment.
Saakashvili filed a petition to grant him political asylum in Ukraine, but he denied it.