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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Jonah Fisher watched as Mr Saakashvili's car was surrounded by his supporters and Ukrainian police. It's often said that a circus surrounds Georgia's former president. Some dismiss him as a clown. But like him or loath him, and few Ukrainians are in-between, there is something of the magician about Mikheil Saakashvili. The 49-year-old's power for reinvention, and the improbable have created a political persona that no native Ukrainian can match. This week it seemed inevitable that the next chapter of the Saakashvili story would be set in prison. He'd been arrested at his Kiev home by security officials and bundled into a police van. Prosecutors were accusing him of receiving funding from an ally of Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych and a lengthy spell in jail, or possibly deportation back to Georgia seemed like... Full story

7 December