New Prosecutor-General To Investigate Ex-Prime Minister's Death
October 30, 2012
TBILISI -- Georgia's new prosecutor-general is vowing to start investigating high-profile cases, including the death of Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania in February 2005.
Archil Kbilashvili's appointment was confirmed on October 29 by President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Zhvania died from what officials claimed was carbon monoxide poisoning due to an inadequately ventilated gas heater.
However, Zhvania's relatives question the official version of his death.
Zhvania's brother Georgy says his brother was assassinated by Georgia's leadership.
Georgy Zhvania is a member of the new parliament.
He is part of Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili's Georgian Dream coalition that defeated ruling United National Movement party in Parliamentary elections on October 1.
Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.
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