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Georgia: President Silent, While Key Opposition Party Takes Shape

A full-blown political crisis is developing in Georgia after police detained former defense minister-turned-opposition leader Irakli Okruashvili. The arrest came just days after Okruashvili made sensational allegations concerning President Mikheil Saakashvili's involvement in unconstitutional activity. Shortly before being taken into custody, Okruashvili gave a wide-ranging interview to EurasiaNet. In that interview, Okruashvili outlined his priorities for change and elaborated on his claims and critiques -- ranging from murder conspiracy to authoritarianism -- made against Saakashvili and his administration.

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Elizabeth Owen is EurasiaNet's Caucasus news editor, based in Tbilisi. Molly Corso is a freelance reporter also based in Tbilisi.

Georgia: President Silent, While Key Opposition Party Takes Shape

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