Badri Patarkatsishvili

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Georgian Exile Died of Natural Causes: Police

Opposition billionaire had feared government was trying to kill him

(Newser) - Tests on a billionaire Georgian opposition leader found dead yesterday in his London-area home show he died of natural causes, the Telegraph reports. Badri Patarkatsishvili, 52, said in December he had been the target of two assassination attempts, and his death surprised acquaintances, who said he was in good health,... More »

Georgian Dissident Found Dead in Britain

Opposition leader's sudden death treated as 'suspicious'

(Newser) - A Georgian opposition leader living in Britain was found dead today outside London, the Guardian reports. Badri Patarkatsishvili, a 52-year-old businessman and former presidential candidate involved with last year's anti-government protests, died of an apparent heart attack; police are treating the death as "suspicious." Patarkatsishvili, worth an estimated... More »

Georgia Prez to Lift Restrictions ... Eventually

Tycoon announces bid for presidency, vows to remove 'facist regime'

(Newser) - Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili vowed yesterday to end his country's state of emergency—eventually—asserting that the restrictions, which include a ban on independent TV news, wouldn't cease "on orders of a foreign minister of some country," AP reports. Not enough for some: Georgia's richest man announced he... More »

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