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Republic of Georgia / Diplomatic Immunity / Traffic Death #757203

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1997
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Washington: Anthony Collings) Manslaughter charges against Gueorgui Makharadze†, a diplomat from the Republic of Georgia, for a drunk driving accident that killed teenager Jovianne Waltrick†† in Washington, DC, last month featured; details given of Waltrick’s mother’s campaign to have Makharadze, who had diplomatic immunity, put on trial; courtroom sketches by Peggy Gage shown. [MAKHARADZE – urges waiting for facts to be known before reaching conclusions.] [Waltrick’s INTERPRETER – says there are many Makharadzes in the world.] [US attorney Eric HOLDER†- says there are standards we expect all people in this country to uphold.] [State Department spokesman Glynn DAVIES†- comments on the waiving of diplomatic immunity by Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze††.]

Woodruff, Judy;
Collings, Anthony

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