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Shevarnadze to be responsible for Gamsakhurdia’s death

2010-02-27 15:48

5438.jpegA humble version of Georgian first president Zviad Gamsakhurdia murder sounds more and more credible. In early February Konstantin Gamskahurdia went to Moscow to bring oral testimony against second Georgian president Edward Shevarnadze who supposedly ordered death of his predecessor. Yesterday it was ex PM Tengiz Sigua who testified against his ex chief. Shevarnadze has been summoned to parliament.


Zviad Gamsakhurdia died after being unseated from his post, on return from emigration and after his second attempt to take Georgia under his control. Contrary to the official suicide version Georgian society is still convinced that the first president of independent Sakartvelo was shot. The version is fully shared by the Gamsakhurdia family.

Konstantin, the elder son who restored his mandate in parliament to carry out a deputy investigation has already gathered enough evidence to make a public statement that his father was killed. The witnesses Konstantin Zviadovich interrogated point to Edward Shevarnadze as the supposed "orderer".

Recently ex Georgian PM Tengiz Sigua raised this accusation in parliament. "I had precise information where Zviad Gamsakhurdia was at the time and I suggested president Edward Shevarnadze that he should be detained... But the answer was this: "I don't want Zviad Gamsakhurdia alive". Maybe it was not a direct task but it was an indirect order", - the resigned politician stated at the interim parliamentary committee session.

Earlier the phrase that the new ruler didn't want Gamsakhurdia "alive" was quoted by academician Elizbar Javelidze for the journalists.

Sigua asserts that Shevarnadze's statement was preceded by a telephone talk with former Russian president Boris Yeltsin. According to the witness Yeltsin proposed dividing Georgia in two parts - Western and Eastern. Gamsakhurdia was supposed to take charge of Western Georgia with Eastern Georgia being Shevarnadze's domain. This idea was no good to Edward Amvrosyevich that's why Gamsakhurdia's death was soon to follow.

However the ex PM made a reservation stating he personally was not in office when Gamsakhurdia returned from Checnhya in 1993, and consequently he does not have required information just making assumptions summing up data from various sources.

He also narrated an episode of "1991 Tbilisi war" that eventually brought victory to Shevarnadze. According to Sigua in autumn 1991 a former high-ranking official came from Moscow to Tbilisi on Shevarnadze's task to kill Gamsakhurdia. He asked then defense minister Tengiz Kitovani to hire a killer but after a two-hour talk with the guest Kitovani said a categorical no.

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