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Georgian Court Refuses To Release Ex-mayor Before Vote

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July 08, 2014 AT 9:44 AM
A Georgian court refused to free a former mayor of the capital Tbilisi from pre-trial detention on Tuesday in a case which the opposition says is politically motivated. The court rejected an appeal by Gigi Ugulava, a leader of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement, against a ruling three days earlier that he must stay in detention for up to nine months until he is tried on charges including money laundering.