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Georgian Court Upholds Sentence Against Ex-President Saakashvili

A Georgian appeals court has upheld a ruling that sentenced former President Mikheil Saakashvili to prison for abuse of power over a 2005 incident. The Tbilisi City Court had sentenced Saakashvili in absentia in July to six years in prison on charges of ordering members of his special forces to beat up lawmaker Valery Gelashvili in central Tbilisi in 2005. The court of appeals on Nov. 22 upheld the ruling but rejected the prosecutors' request to toughen the sentence, prosecutor...

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