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Tuesday, July 29 2008, #142 (1658)

Hardliner priest freed from jail

An infamous priest known for his violent campaign against religious minorities was freed July 25 after four years in jail. (more)

Georgian computer hacker community proud and growing

“Just five years ago the term ‘Georgian hacker’ would prompt someone to grin,” says Hammer, a self-described Georgian computer hacker, “but now, the situation is beginning to change.” (more)

Two killed in conflict zones in last week

Two men have been killed in separate incidents in Georgia’s breakaway regions in the past few days, underscoring the dangers there even as international diplomatic efforts seek to calm the region. (more)

The News in Brief

Forecast promises cooler weather in August. (more)

Father Basili, thug or hero, casts glare on Georgian contradictions

Last week the government released from jail a radical priest who once terrorized the country’s religious minorities but is now in ailing health. (more)

New banknotes issued

The National Bank of Georgia (NBG) issued a new style of GEL 5 and GEL 20 banknotes on July 21. (more)

Georgia still net importer of wheat

Like much of the agriculture sector in Georgia, wheat production is significantly lower now than it was in Soviet times. (more)

Press Scanner

“Okruashvili is a man who will destroy Saakashvili morally” (more)

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