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Former Georgian PM Questioned Over Fake Passport


(RFE/RL) — 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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