Georgian man sentenced for attempt on President Bush’s life

by on January 11th, 2006

TBILISI. Jan 11 (Interfax) – The Tbilisi City Court found Vladimir Arutyunian guilty of attempt on the lives of U.S. President George W. Bush and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili during Bush’s public address on Freedom Square in Tbilisi on May 10, 2005, and sentenced him to life in prison.

It was reported earlier that Arutyunian was charged with throwing a grenade towards the rostrum where Bush and Saakashvili were standing, but the grenade did not explode.

Arutyunian has also been found guilty on eight other counts, including the killing of a police officer.

Etalkinghead Staff