October 3, 2008 5:35 PM

Georgia's Saakashvili: freedom fighter or rights abuser?

Influential Georgian opposition leaders are mounting a blistering political campaign against U.S.-backed President Mikheil Saakashvili, accusing his government of trampling human rights and stifling democracy. The timing could embarrass the Bush administration, which is pressing NATO members to put Georgia on a poath toward membership.

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