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November 8, 2007 3:04 pm

Slideshow: Georgia in crisis

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Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili is facing his worst crisis since he was swept to power in the so-called Rose Revolution of 2003. Mr Saakashvili has blamed Russia for stirring up trouble in the former Soviet republic which has forged close ties with Washington under his rule.

Critics accuse him of strong-arm political tactics and of using the media, courts and bureaucracy to suppress opposition.

After six days of mass protests against his presidency in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi Mr Saakashvili declared a state of emergency and shut down independent media.

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