The highest court in Paris has denied Georgia’s request to extradite Irakli Okruashvili and this decision is final.
Okruashvili was granted political asylum in France in April 2008. His French lawyers called the decision of the French court a triumph of justice. The court took into the consideration the fact that if Okruashvili was returned to Georgia he would be persecuted, lawyer Louis-Marie de Roux said.
Okruashvili himself stressed that there is no justice in Georgia, and Georgia’s current regime is irresponsible. “Justice in Georgia has become the part of the repression mechanism,” he said, adding that he is ready to continue fighting to release Georgia from irresponsible Government.
Tbilisi’s city court sentenced Okruashvili to 11 years imprisonment on March 28 2008.