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Saakashvili: Ex-Georgia leader detained by police in Kiev

Saakashvili: Ex-Georgia leader detained by police in Kiev
From BBC - December 8, 2017

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been detained in Ukraine's capital Kiev, days after his supporters freed him from a police van.

His detention, first reported on his Facebook page, was confirmed by Ukraine's Prosecutor General.

Mr Saakashvili is suspected of receiving financing from a criminal group linked to ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

On Tuesday, he was dragged from his home in Kiev and arrested.

He was later freed from police custody by a crowd of his supporters. After he was freed, he urged the crowd to impeach Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, a former ally.

Mr Saakashvili has been leading anti-corruption rallies against Mr Poroshenko.

The authorities responded by giving him a deadline of 24 hours to hand himself in.

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