Georgia says its ex-president arrested after returning home

Georgia says its ex-president arrested after returning residence

The prime minister of Georgia says former President Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested.

The announcement Friday by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili happened 18 hours after Saakashvili, who was convicted in absentia and has lived in Ukraine lately, posted on Fb that he had returned to the nation.

Saakashvili’s return got here forward of nationwide municipal elections on Saturday that may very well be important to Georgia’s political make-up.

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