Georgian president accepts OSCE Secretary General in Batumi
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili accepted OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zanier at the Public Service Hall in the Black Sea town of Batumi. The president and the secretary general discussed deepening bilateral relations between Georgia and OSCE, regional security and the current situation on Georgia`s occupied territories.
Mr. Saakashvili and Mr. Zanier also stressed necessity of engagement of monitoring missions in the upcoming parliamentary elections due in October 2012 in Georgia.
As reported, several hundreds of monitors will attend the October parliamentary elections in Georgia.
Later, Lamberto Zanier was guided around the public service hall. The secretary general got familiar with the specificity of the reforms carried out in Georgia.
Nine persons have been arrested within the investigation launched after finding the scandalous videos of human torture and sexual abuse. The videos were along weapons and drugs in a secret store in Samegrelo last week.
Transparency International Georgia NGO has released a special statement regarding the decision of the Georgian judiciary to free the author of the prisoners` torture videos Vladimer Bedukadze from criminal responsibility completely.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili is meeting with foreign diplomats in order to introduce the details of the video archive, which includes the footage of the human torture and sexual abuse.
Brother of Mikael Kadiyev, Ramzan Kadiyev says his brother was offered a deal in custody. In the interview with a Georgian newspaper Kvela Siakhle, Ramzan Kadiyev spoke about the details of the offer. Mikael Kadiyev was arrested for preparing a terror attack in Georgia and afterwards was charged with illegal keeping of arms.