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Former Georgian PM questioned over fake passport

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 7 December 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Former Georgian PM questioned over fake passport, 7 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50cb3abcc.html [accessed 30 July 2014]
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December 07, 2012

By RFE/RL's Georgian Service

Former Georgian Prime Minister Vano MerabishviliFormer Georgian Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili

Georgia's former Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili has been summoned again to the Interior Ministry on December 7 for another interview in connection with his alleged use of a fake Georgian passport.

Merabishvili was questioned about the same issue last week.

Investigators say Merabishvili used a fake passport when he travelled with Georgia's presidential delegation to Armenia.

Merabishvili denies any wrongdoing.

He told journalists before his second interview that the investigation is politically motivated.

Merabishvili, who was also Georgia's interior minister, is currently secretary-general of President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement party.

A number of officials representing Saakashvili's party have been arrested since Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili's Georgian Dream coalition won parliamentary elections in October.

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