Former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who is attending a trial in own case in Tbilisi City court, has called a ‘dirty liar’ to prosecutor Archil Tkeshelashvili who said that Saakashvili’s slogan while in power was ‘more arrests mean more bonuses.’
Saakashvili’s lawyers also accused Tkeshelashvili of making politically biased statements and demanded from the judge to remove him from the case.
However, the judge did not meet the demand.
The trial hearing today concerns the embezzlement of about nine million GEL in state funds for Saakashvili’s personal goals while in power, including for aesthetic means and clothes.
Saakashvili says that the trial is ‘historically shameful.’
He claims all charges against him are ‘politically motivated.’