From Iran’s PressTV: Georgian political scientist and former diplomat Vakhtang Maisaya has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of spying for Russia during the August 2008 war.

Maisaya, head of the political science department at Tbilisi State University, was accused of passing information on Georgian arms purchases and military movements to Russia, the Kommersant daily reported on Saturday.

The political scientist worked in Georgia’s mission in NATO during the war that broke out between the two sides in August 2008 after Tbilisi launched an offensive against the breakaway South Ossetia. (photo: PressTV)