Georgia's ex-president called in for questioning


TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian prosecutors have ordered ex-President Mikhail Saakashvili to be questioned over the 2005 death of his prime minister.

Zurab Zhvania's death was ruled accidental and attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a faulty gas heater. But Zhvania's brother has accused Saakashvili of hiding the truth and called for an investigation.

Saakashvili left Georgia shortly after his second term ended in November and holds a position at Tufts University in the U.S. His spokesman wasn't immediately available for comment.

Georgian prosecutors said Saturday they have issued a summons to question Saakashvili next week.

Georgia's new prime minister, Irakli Garibashvili, has said if he doesn't attend in person, Saakashvili will be placed on a wanted list. Prosecutors have launched a series of investigations against Saakashvili's allies in recent months.

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