Protesters gather in Kiev after police recapture ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili

Protesters gather in Kiev after police recapture ex-Georgia leader SaakashviliBy Alessandra Prentice and Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian police recaptured the former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili on Friday, prompting further protests in central Kiev by his supporters who freed him from police custody earlier this week. The development is the latest twist in a long feud between Ukrainian authorities and Saakashvili, who has turned on his one-time patron President Petro Poroshenko, accusing him of corruption and calling for his removal from office. General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, who says Saakashvili is suspected of assisting a criminal organization, said the opposition leader had been detained by police and was in a temporary detention facility.



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