Azerbaijan International

Assassination Attempt Won't Destroy Freedom

"Tell the people that their President is in good shape and our fight for democracy and independence will continue with even greater fervor."

Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze, 70, on February 10, 1998, after surviving the second attempt on his life in 30 months. He attributed the assassination attempt to a "third force" of "international terrorism" in Russia. The highly organized attack with rocket-propelled grenades injured two body guards in his motorcade and killed another, Kakha Shevardenidze, 37, who was credited with having saved the President's life in 1995.

From Azerbaijan International (6.1) Spring 1998.
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