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Monday, June 12, 2017, #112 (3904)

15 Georgians detained in US for membership of Russian gang

The US has detained famous Georgian boxer Avtandil Khurtsidze and sentenced him to two-month pre-trial detention on charges of being a member of a Russian criminal syndicate. (more)

Rappers accuse police of planting drugs

Two members of the music group Birja Mafia, who have been sent to pre-trial detention for the alleged purchase and possession of an especially big amount of drugs, claim the police planted the drugs on them because of a music video in which they insult the police. (more)

NGO says Gov’t not relevant to occupation law


Detained Azeri journalist demands meeting with Georgia’s ambassador


The News in Brief

"Tbilisi Criticizes Russia’s WTO Deal Statement" (more)

Opinion & Analysis

Interior Minister announces changes

Last week, Interior Minister Mgebrishvili fired his first deputy Besik Amiranashvili, and stressed he would personally reorganize the police. (more)

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