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Georgia arrests three photojournalists for spying

The Georgian authorities have arrested three photojournalists, including President Mikheil Saakashvili’s own photographer, on suspicion of spying, BBC News said. The interior ministry said they were accused of working for an unnamed foreign intelligence service against the interests of Georgia. An Associated Press photojournalist was also held but freed without charge. A statement on the interior ministry’s website named the detainees as presidential photographer Irakli Gedenidze, Zurab Kurtsikidze of the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) and Georgian foreign ministry photographer Georgy Abdaladze.

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