Lawyer: Maybe the dramaturgy and pathos of the process did not create the impression that the case was dropped, but from the point of view of content, the prosecutors should have requested to withdraw the charges against Teimuraz Janashia today

Maybe the dramaturgy and pathos of the process did not create the impression that the case was dropped, but from the point of view of content, the prosecutors should have asked for the charges against Teimuraz Janashia to be withdrawn, Mikheil Saakashvili's lawyer Beka Basilaia said after the end of the trial.

He also spoke about the testimony of the former head of the SPSS, Temur Mghebrishvili, and noted that according to the witness, the orders and decrees of the officials were mandatory.

"Mr. Mgebrishvili spoke very clearly that both during the presidency of Eduard Shevardnadze and Mikheil Saakashvili and during any prime ministership to whom the special service of state protection was subordinated, the orders and decrees of the highest officials were mandatory for the service, not a single case is remembered, neither during Shevardnadze's period, nor Saakashvili, even during the "dream" period, if the service did not fulfill any order or decree. Moreover, he said such a phrase - I don't remember that such a mistake took place, that is, if it was not done, it would be a mistake on the part of the service. I asked him during the process if there is any criterion, any rule that establishes the authority of the service to assess the legality or illegality of this or that order, to which he could not answer that there is such a rule. Therefore, whether the decision is illegal or not should not be a matter of taste, there should be a rule, there is no such rule that Teimuraz Janashia has violated. When we talk about the nature of the expenses, I presented to him the documentation of the period of Anzor Chubinidze's leadership, including the decree, bank statements, where it can be seen that Anzor Chubinidze, during Bidzina Ivanishvili's prime ministership, made exactly the expenses that the prosecutor was asking about - health and food services. If such an expense was illegal before February 2013, how did it become legal after February 26? If "Dream" believes that what Saakashvili spent on health and food in March, April, June is not criminally assessable, why does he assess the previous period in this way? As for Mikheil Saakashvili, he spoke at length in his speech about the purpose of concealing the expenses," said Basilaia.

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