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Latest update : 2012-12-14

Stamping out wrongdoing or politically motivated arrests?

Georgia's parliamentary elections in October were historic: the country was widely praised for ensuring the first ever peaceful transition of power since independence two decades ago. But now that democratic achievement could be under threat: over 20 high-ranking officials connected to the ousted government have been arrested and accused of violence, corruption or illegal wire-tapping. Is Georgia seeing the restoration of justice or a political witch-hunt?

By Regis GENTE , Damien McGuinness , Markus Meyer

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2017-01-17 Asia-pacific

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2017-01-16 Europe

Security stepped up in Italy amid terror threat

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2017-01-13 Asia-pacific

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2017-01-12 Europe

In newly retaken town, Ukrainian troops try to win local support

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2017-01-11 Americas

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