Not that I know the insight of the story or whose allegations is right or wrong. What strikes me though that the arrest followed allegations made by ex-Minister. One would assume that the “charges of money-laundering, abuse of power and extortion” pressed by Georgian authorities should have been known to them for a long time; these serious allegations could not just arise within a day or so. So why did not they press charges before, why only now, when ex-Minister made his allegations against Georgian President Saakashvili? A classic example of state level blackmail, isn’t it? Ironically, these events unfolded at a time when Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index by country, indicating 'progress' made in Georgia in this field. After all, not everything is that rosy in Georgia.
*pictures via BBC