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Thursday, July 17 2008, #134 (1650)

Parliament dismisses ombudsman’s human rights report

Parliament voted to dismiss the human rights ombudsman’s 2007 report without further action yesterday. (more)

Russian NGOs, academics, urge Moscow to show restraint

Amid the political face-off between Russian and Georgia some Russian civil society bodies have urged their own government to deal with the situation delicately. (more)

German foreign minister in Georgia, Abkhazia

The German foreign minister arrives in Tbilisi today for a two-day diplomatic drive to reach some measure of peace in the country’s separatist conflict zones. (more)

The News in Brief

Parliamentary speaker on upcoming UN Security Council session. (more)

Poultry production high

While most of Georgia’s agricultural sector is struggling despite stepped-up government efforts to revitalize it, the poultry industry appears to be faring well. (more)

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“Targamadze against Tkeshelashvili” more

Should parliament give more discussion to the human rights ombudsman’s report?
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