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FBI confirms Georgian Premier died of carbon monoxide poisoning

Experts from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who have been assisting in the investigation of the 3 February death of Zurab Zhvania told journalists in Tbilisi on 1 April that they found no evidence that Zhvania was killed deliberately, rather than succumbing to fumes from a faulty gas heater, Caucasus Press reported.

But veteran politician Irina Sarishvili-Chanturia repeated on 1 April her conviction that Zhvania was murdered, Interfax reporetd. She accused the FBI and the Georgian authorities of conspiring to conceal the true cause of Zhvania's death.

(RFE/RL 04.iv.05)

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