Paranoid Georgia Arrests Photojournalists for Being Russian Spies

Four photojournalists in Georgia, including the personal photographer for that country's hyper-paranoid joke of a president, Mikheil Saakashvili, were arrested overnight for allegedly spying for Russia. Irakli and Natia Gedenidze, Zurab Kurtsikidze, and Giorgi Abdaladze are being held by the Interior Ministry for giving information "to an organization acting under cover of the special service of a foreign country, to the detriment of the interests of Georgia." Hmm. Is he wearing Russian camo?!

Here are some details about the Georgian government's, shall we say, issues with the press.

[Reuters; images via Getty]