Saturday, 03 February 2007

ELECTORAL COM HEAD IN ABKHAZIA SEIZED BY MASKED ATTACKERS

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By empty (2/3/2007 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Unidentified attackers in Abkhazia\'s Gali district have seized the chairman of the district electoral commission for parliamentary elections, David Sigua, from his home. Sigua was seized at 05:00 Moscow time this Saturday, Abkhazian presidential envoy to the Gali district Ruslan Kishmaria said. Sigua\'s relatives said that five masked persons armed with submachine guns broke into his home in the central part of the city of Gali and took him out by force.
Unidentified attackers in Abkhazia\'s Gali district have seized the chairman of the district electoral commission for parliamentary elections, David Sigua, from his home. Sigua was seized at 05:00 Moscow time this Saturday, Abkhazian presidential envoy to the Gali district Ruslan Kishmaria said. Sigua\'s relatives said that five masked persons armed with submachine guns broke into his home in the central part of the city of Gali and took him out by force. They sat him in a car and drove away toward the lower part of the Gali district. His relatives immediately informed police about it, and police are searching for Sigua all over the Gali district now. The envoy did not rule out the seizure was linked with Sigua\'s active participation in Abkhazia\'s public life. On December 6, at a mass meeting in Sukhumi, Sigua spoke on behalf of the Gali district\'s residents and called on Georgia\'s leaders to leave them in peace and let them live peacefully in their motherland in Abkhazia. (Itar-Tass)
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