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Ukrainians protest Saakashvili's conspiracy charges

Hundreds of supporters of Ukrainian opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili have clashed with police in Kiev as a hearing was held on whether he should remain in custody.

by Jonah Hull

Hundreds of supporters of Ukrainian opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili have clashed with police in Kiev as a hearing was held on whether he should remain in custody.

The former Georgian president is accused of conspiring to topple Ukraine's leader Petro Poroshenko.

Saakashvili alleged that political motives were behind the charges against him.

"They are pursuing me for a very simple obvious reasons that we raised our voice against corruption. People are fed up; people are really fed up in Ukraine," he said.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull has more.


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