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Compiled by Eter Tsotniashvili
Thursday, June 12
“Giorgi Gamsakhurdia had a car accident”

Rezonansi reports that a son of former president Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Giorgi Gamsakhurdia, was in a car accident:

The car accident happened near Poti. Giorgi and his friend were in a car that crashed into a fence.

Gamsakhurdia was taken into Poti hospital. According to the doctors he is well, he and his friend have no serious injures and will be discharged soon.

“Konstantine Gamsakhurdia is not going to leave United National Council”

Freedom party leader Konstantine Gamsakhurdia has denied reports that he plans to leave the eight-party United Opposition coalition, Rezonansi reports:

Gamsakhurdia says he will stay in the United Opposition and that he would immediately inform the public if he decided to leave.

“I want assure you that I am not going to leave the United Opposition because we have the same positions. If I decide something else I will inform society myself, I want to ask the media not to release such information,” Gamsakhurdia said.

“Two prisoners died with tuberculosis, a third one with cancer”

The prison department has announced the deaths of three inmates, Sakartvelos Respublika writes:

The prison department said inmate “Avtandil G” had tuberculosis in the right lung and hepatitis.

Avtandil began a four-year sentence in 2005 for car theft.

A second inmate, “Zurab G,” had tuberculosis and diabetes. Zurab was arrested in 2004 for theft.

Inmate “Dimitri M,” who was convicted of drug dealing and murder and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, had cancer.

“New Rights rule out Burjanadze joining opposition”

The New Rights party, which is part of the eight-party United Opposition coalition, says Burjanadze is unlikely to join the opposition, Akhali Taoba reports:

“I have not a hope that Burjanadze will join the opposition […],” New Rights member Manana Nachkebia said.

She added she would welcome every member of the authorities who wants to leave Saakashvili’s government and speak openly about their illegal activities, as [former defense minister] Irakli Okruashvili did.

However, Nachkebia thinks that this is currently unlikely.