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Compiled by Etuna Tsotniashvili
Monday, September 22
Ancient grave found in Gurjaani

Sakartvelos Respublika reports that in the grounds of a school in Gurjaani workers have found a burial chamber containing a young woman’s body. It is believed that the grave is many centuries old.

In the burial chamber, 2 metres deep, were found bronze and iron objects as well as clay and glass items, jewellery, a jug and a basin.

According to local experts the young woman would have come from a middle class family. Archeological investigation continues.

Baghapsh will not negotiate with Georgian Government

At a press conference held in Moscow the de facto president of Abkhazia stated that he is not going to hold negotiations with the present Government of Georgia, Akhali Taoba writes.

“Negotiations were frozen by the Georgian authorities themselves three years ago when terrorism became their politics,” Baghapsh said.

Interior Ministry will investigate Euroline plane incident

On September 18, 2008, at 21:27 p.m., an aviation incident occurred at Tbilisi International Airport when the undercarriage of an AN-24 type Euroline passenger plane failed to function properly on landing, resulting in the nose of the plane touching the runway, an Interior Ministry official statement reads, as Akhali Taoba reports.

“As a result of the accident, stewardess Lia Maisuradze, has received injuries in the lower extremities of her body. Four more crew members were in the plane at the time of the incident,” the MIA reports. The Ministry has launched an investigation into the incident pursuant to the Article 275 of the Criminal Code of Georgia – “violation of operational rules and security of an airborne vehicle, with less serious consequences for health.” The Article stipulates that whoever is held liable for such a violation will be obliged to pay a fine or undergo up to 5 years imprisonment or disqualification for a period of 3 years.