Giorgi Maisashvili

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April 10, 2009. Gia Maisashvili

George (Gia) Maisashvili (Georgian: გიორგი [გია] მაისაშვილი) (November 24, 1962 – February 26, 2018) was a Georgian economist, human rights activist and politician. He was a presidential candidate in the Georgian presidential election of 2008. He was born in Tbilisi.

After the Georgian Civil War and the overthrowing of the democratically elected government by Eduard Shevardnadze in 1992, Maisashvili was forced to flee the country and was granted a political asylum by the United States.[1]

Maisashvili died in Tbilisi on February 26, 2018 of colorectal cancer at the age of 55.[2]

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