The Office of the Attorney General of Georgia stated that a criminal case has been launched against ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili.
As per the office, the case is opened in connection with Saakashvili not appearing before the investigative body on Monday for questioning, as the body had summoned him as a witness in a criminal investigation.
Saakashvili has left Georgia in November of last year. Since then, he has not returned to his country
But the former president issued a statement on Monday accusing the incumbent Georgian authorities of political persecution of opponents, and noted that he will not “take part in this farce.”