R.Murdoch shocked by the behavior of M.Saakashvili

Publication time: 10 November 2007, 14:37

News Corporation said a police raid on Imedi TV station in Tbilisi had caused sever damage to the station’s equipment that would keep the television off the air for at least three months, The Associated Press reported.

Imedi TV’s shut down ahead of snap presidential elections, which President Saakashvili has proposed to hold on January 5, would be a major blow for opposition candidates.

In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp. said: “We’re shocked and horrified that in what was allegedly a democratic country something like this could happen… that, effectively, stations are put off the air.”



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