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Former President Saakashvili convicted of ‘abuse of power’ by Tbilisi court

by | January 5, 2018

TBILISI, DFWatch--A court in Georgia on Friday found the country’s former president Mikheil Saakashvili guilty of abuse of power and sentenced him to three years in jail. The sentence, which was passed in absentia, was initially four years, but the term was curtailed due to an amnesty law.

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Ukraine detains ship carrying cigarettes from Abkhazia

by | January 5, 2018

TBILISI, DFWatch--On December 31, Ukrainian border guards fired warning shots at a ship off the coast of Odessa and took it into custody. The ship, which was flying a Tanzanian flag, was found to be carrying counterfeit cigarettes from Abkhazia, destined for Bulgaria.

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Abkhazia demands extradition of Russian diplomat’s murderer

by | January 5, 2018

TBILISI, DFWatch--Authorities in breakaway Abkhazia demand the extradition of a Georgian prisoner suspected of assassinating a Russian diplomat and his wife in Abkhazia in 2013.

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