Less than two weeks before the October 27 Georgian presidential elections, Georgia's defense minister during its 2008 war with Russia, Davit Kezerashvili, has been detained in France and faces likely extradition to Tbilisi on criminal charges.
In a succinct October 15 statement,
Georgia's interior ministry announced that French police detained
Kezerashvili on October 14 at Tbilisi's request; in televised comments, Georgian Ambassador to France Ekaterine Siradze-Delaunay
named southern France as the location of the detention, but did not
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