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Georgia's former president appears in court on abuse of power charges

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Georgia's former president appears in court on abuse of power charges

Georgia's former president appears in court on abuse of power charges

Mikheil Saakashvili has been imprisoned since he returned to Georgia in October to try and bolster opposition forces.


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