Court to hear Saakashvili's case on Nov 30
The Kyiv District Administrative Court has opened the proceedings on the suit of the former head of Odesa regional administration, leader of the New Forces Movement party Mikheil Saakashvili.
The plaintiff asks the court to recognize actions as illegal of the Main Directorate of the State Migration Service of Ukraine in Lviv region and acting head of the Main Directorate of the State Migration Service of Ukraine in Lviv region Ivanna Ivanochko on writing and sending the letter to Saakashvili signed by Ivanochko dated September 29, 2017, the press service of the District Administrative Court reported on Tuesday.
The court session will be held on November 30.
Earlier, the State Migration Service of Ukraine said that Saakashvili ignored the issue of regulating his legal status in Ukraine.
"This gives reasoned grounds for the competent authorities to carry out procedural measures regarding his extradition from Ukraine exclusively within the framework of the current legislation," the service reported.
The State Migration Service said that Saakashvili was refused in considering the motion for additional defense because the letter was filed with violations, in particular, because of the violation of paragraph 8 of Part of Article 1 (application of an unspecified sample) and Part 1 of Article 7 (the application is filed personally or through a legal representative) of the Law of Ukraine "On refugees and persons in need of additional or temporary protection."
The Main Directorate of the State Migration Service of Ukraine explained that on September 11, 2017 at 09:00 a group of four people came into the office of the Main Directorate of the State Migration Service of Ukraine in Lviv region. They did not demonstrate any identity documents and left a corresponding application for additional protection on behalf of Saakashvili. A copy of the passport of a citizen of Ukraine was attached to the application.
Later the leader of the New Forces Movement Mikheil Saakashvili, who was deprived of Ukrainian citizenship, said that he did not receive a refusal from the State Migration Service to grant him political asylum. As evidence, the politician showed a letter on the letterhead of the Main Directorate of the State Migration Service of Ukraine in Lviv region, signed by Ivanochko. According to lawyer Olha Fedyshina, the letter, dated September 29, was received by the politician by mail only on October 20.