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Compiled by Etuna Tsotniashvili
Friday, September 12
If we lose in The Hague it will be due to government incompetence

Akhali Taoba reports that Republican member Tina Khidasheli is sure that Georgia has a serious chance of winning its case against Russia at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, if professional advocates defend Georgias’ interests.

“The Hague court is not one of the courts run by former Justice Minister Eka Tkeshelashvili, where bribery occurs,” Khidasheli states, adding that if Georgia loses the case it will be because of government incompetence.

Tally of war dead increases

The Georgian Government has released a new official figure of people who died in the war, Sakartvelos Respublika writes. The number of victims is currently said to be 295, of which 186 are soldiers and 109 civilians. A previous report gave the number of dead civilians as 69.

According to new data 14 soldiers are missing in action

American investor not afraid of war

Sakartvelos Respublika writes that the first new investor since the war has come to Georgia.

According to Head of the Parliamentary Bureau Lasha Zhvania, Irvin Katsop is an American businessman who was planning to visit Georgia in August before the war but had to postpone his visit. Katsop has stated that today Georgia needs not only humanitarian aid but also investment.

The American businessman is interested in the construction business but has not yet definitively declared what kind of business he will invest in.

Georgian journalist robbed in Duma

Akhali Taoba reports that Rustavi 2 journalist Tamar Nutsubidze has been robbed in the Russian Duma.

The Georgian journalist said that whilst interviewing Konstantin Kosachev she put her bag on the floor. As soon as she noticed that the bag had disappeared she reported this to the security service of the Duma but it has not been found.

Nutsubidze says that her passport, press cards, credit card, some documents and money were in her bag. She has already reported the theft to the military and the Russian Foreign Ministry.