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Bacho Akhalaia, who has been in pretrial detention since November 2012, has now been acquitted of charges in two trials since his arrest.

Georgia Ex-Minister Akhalaia Cleared

The Tbilisi Court of Appeals has upheld the acquittal of Bacho Akhalaia on charges involving torture and the inhumane treatment of seven special task force servicemen when he served as Georgia's interior minister in 2012. More

U.S. Senator John McCain described the West's response to Russian actions in Ukraine as "almost laughable."

McCain Urges Moldova's Euro Integration

U.S. Senator John McCain has reiterated his support for the continued integration of Moldova and Ukraine into European structures during a visit on April 17 to the Moldovan capital, Chisinau. More

South Ossetia Frees Georgian Journalists

Three Georgian journalists have been freed after being detained earlier close to an administrative boundary line of the breakaway region of South Ossetia. More

EU's Fuele Hints At Economic Sanctions Against Russia

The EU's enlargement commissioner has warned Russia that EU sanctions can gradually be "enlarged to a broad range of economic areas" should Moscow continue to destabilize Ukraine. More

Russia-Georgia Talks Under Way

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin has called a sixth round of Moscow-Tbilisi talks on the normalization of bilateral ties "constructive." More

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Sons Call For New Investigation Into Georgian President’s Death

The three sons of Zviad Gamsakhurdia, the Soviet-era dissident and literary scholar who served as Georgia’s president from May 1991-January 1992, have appealed for a new investigation into the circumstances of his death in December 1993. More

Colleague Says Former Georgian President Ready To Testify In Court

Mikheil Saakashvili has effectively called the bluff of the Georgian Prosecutor-General’s Office, which summoned him a week ago to report for questioning by March 27 as a witness in 10 ongoing high-profile investigations, by offering to testify by Skype if and when those cases come to trial. More
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