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Lavrov’s statement on Georgian-Russian people and new Chief Prosecutor – Weekly Summary by Mark Mullen
01 February, 2014
Welcome to the January 23 Weekly Summary with Mark Mullen. This week Mark speaks about how Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili appointed Giorgi Badashvili as Chief Prosecutor after Otar Partskhaladze left the position. Mark also discusses Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement that Russia supports the close relationship between Georgian and Russian people.
Mark Mullen mentions the fact that President Giorgi Margvelashvili’s public relations service employee Sopo Jajanashvili was assaulted in Turkey. In addition, Former Deputy Prosecutor Lasha Natsvlishvili was hospitalized for
drug use in Switzerland.
Other topics of the week are: World Economic Forum in Davos and Irakli Gharibashvili in Switzerland; the Prime Minister was interviewed by CNBC; Human Rights Watch criticized Georgia in its report; Giorgi Margvelashvili pardoned prisoners; Academic Jumber Lominadze died and much more – So sit back and enjoy.

The original audio podcast version of this content can be found at TBLpod.com, recorded locally on Rustaveli Avenue. Each week Mark and his excellent team of researchers, experts and analysts put together a summary of what has happened in Georgia and why. Years of experience and contacts in this country help them provide a context for the news each week. Their discussions give a uniquely candid perspective, which is difficult to find anywhere else, even in Georgian, and which [we must note] is their personal opinion and not that of any organization or company they or we may work for or represent, including Palitra. For this reason Mark and his team have an audience from all over the world and, even more interestingly, a devoted audience of Georgian listeners interested in their outlook on current events. Thanks for tuning in. Please come back next week.

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Investigations of prison torture were slow and lacked transparency - Human Rights Watch