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Georgia defends ex-officials' arrests

TBILISI: Georgia has defended the arrests of former state officials since the new government took power, responding to Europe and US fears of a political witch-hunt.

More than 20 ex-officials have been held and some charged with abuse of power since a coalition, led by Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, ousted the party of President Mikheil Saakashvili in October.

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