SHEVARDNADZE BECOMES UN ADVISER IN GEORGIA

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TBILISI, April 19 ( RIA Novosti ) - On Monday Lance Clark, head of the UN Mission in Georgia, officially confirmed former Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze's appointment as UN adviser in Georgia.

RIA Novosti received this information from the UN Mission in Georgia.

The Mission's officials pointed out that "various UN committees need experienced and authoritative persons like Shevardnadze very much." Meanwhile, Manana Archvadze-Gamsakhurdia, widow of another former Georgian president, is protesting against Shevardnadze's appointment. She intends to organize protest actions in front of the Georgian Prosecutor General's office, demanding Shevardnadze's arrest.

"Shevardnadze is guilty of numerous grave crimes. I demand from Georgia's Prosecutor General to bring criminal action against Shevardnadze and to investigate the events of 1991-1992, which he was directly involved in," Archvadze-Gamsakhurdia told journalists.

(Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Shevardnadze's predecessor on the post of Georgia's president, died in obscure circumstances in a Georgian village in 1992. Officially it is considered that he committed suicide. Before his death, dramatic bloody clashes had taken place in Tbilisi, compelling him to leave the capital).

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