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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Georgia Holds 2 in Plot




TBILISI, Georgia -- Georgian police on Monday arrested two men suspected of helping plot a one-day mutiny against President Eduard Shevardnadze, but the alleged leader of the uprising remains at large, a top official said.


The men arrested were Dzhemal Zarkua, the leader of an opposition political movement, and Colonel Genri Lolua, who had worked at Georgia's Joint Military Academy, Internal Affairs First Deputy Minister Teimuraz Murgulia said on state television.


Officials said more than 40 people have been arrested for alleged involvement in the revolt so far, including about 30 civilians, Itar-Tass reported.