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Georgia Closes Armenian Schools

(RFE/RL) 6 January 2006 -- Georgia's financial police today said they have closed illegal Armenian high schools operating in the country's south.

Georgian media quote police officers as saying the schools were located in the predominantly ethnic Armenian region of Samtskhe-Javakheti.

They include branches of the Yerevan-based Law and Economics University and an examination center of the Movses Khorenatsi University, which is also headquartered in the Armenian capital.

Those schools were allegedly operating without a licence from the Georgian Education Ministry.

(Novosti-gruziya/Prime News/Kavkaz Press)