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Georgia: Two Corpses for an Ex-Interior Minister

A new, scandalous video that shows former Georgian Prime Minister and strongman Interior Minister Vano Merabisvhili apparently ordering two killings during the alleged 2009 Mukhrovani military mutiny looks likely to spark a fresh firestorm over rule of law in the South Caucasus state.

“I need two corpses. Bring me two corpses. The bonus is high,”  Merabishvili, then interior minister, is shown hurriedly telling military officers at an outdoor meeting at Mukhrovani, a tank-battalion camp near the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. At the time, President Mikheil Saakashvili's administration claimed that the mutiny was orchestrated by Moscow.

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Georgia: Two Corpses for an Ex-Interior Minister

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