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Russia Says ‘Anti-Russian Hysteria” Sparks Georgian Spy Arrests

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says “anti-Russian hysteria” is on the rise in Georgia, sparking last week’s arrests of three photographers Georgia accused of spying for Moscow. The Russian foreign ministry said Tuesday that Georgia is trying to convince the international community and its own population that it is “flooded with Russian spies.” Foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich voiced […]

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Georgia Accuses 3 Photographers of Spying for Russia

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Georgia has accused three photographers of espionage, alleging that they passed on secret information about President Mikheil Saakashvili to Russian intelligence. Officials in Tbilisi said Saturday that the three men included Mr. Saakashvili’s personal photographer, Irakli Gedenidze. The Georgian authorities alleged that the photographers handed over information to the Russian military intelligence unit, known as […]

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Georgia: Photographers “Infiltrated” Institutions

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Georgia’s president has defended the arrest of four photographers suspected of spying. President Mikheil Saakashvili said Friday the news photographers conducted, in his words, a “serious infiltration of our institutions.” The four news photographers, including the president’s personal photographer, were arrested Thursday. They are accused of passing confidential information to a foreign country. Tbilisi often […]

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Georgia Arrests 4 Photographers on Spy Charges

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Georgia has arrested four news photographers and accused them of spying, including the personal photographer for President Mikheil Saakashvili. Georgia’s interior ministry says the four journalists include the president’s photographer Irakli Gedenidze and his photographer wife Natia, European Pressphoto Agency photographer Zurab Kurtsikidze, and Foreign Ministry press photographer Georgy Abdaladze. Reports said police raided the […]

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UN Panel: Overly Harsh Justice in Georgia

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations expert panel says Georgia’s justice system is far too skewed toward prosecutors, leaving little chance for a defendant to have a balanced and fair trial. El Hadji Malick Sow, head of a U.N. working group on arbitrary detention, said Friday it is “alarming” that almost 90% of court cases resort to plea […]

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US Vice President Praises Italy as ‘Important’ US Ally

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has praised Italy as an important ally and partner of the United States during a visit to Rome for the 150th anniversary of the country’s unification Thursday. Mr. Biden met with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in Rome Wednesday for talks on the situation in North Africa and the Middle East, […]

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US Vice President Praises Italy as ‘Important’ US Ally

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has praised Italy as an important ally and partner of the United States during a visit to Rome for the 150th anniversary of the country’s unification Thursday. Mr. Biden met with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in Rome Wednesday for talks on the situation in North Africa and the Middle East […]

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US Vice President Praises Italy as ‘Important’ US Ally

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has praised Italy as an important ally and partner of the United States during talks with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in Rome. Mr. Biden met with President Napolitano Wednesday to discuss the situation in North Africa and the Middle East, including the conflict in Libya. At a joint news conference […]

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US Vice President Praises Italy as ‘Important’ US Ally

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has praised Italy as an important partner of the United States during talks with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in Rome. Mr. Biden and Mr. Napolitano also discussed the situation in Libya during Wednesday’s meeting at the Quirinale presidential palace. The United States and Italy both have participated in two months […]

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