Representatives of Public Defender`s Office entered Gldani N8 penitentiary department following the scandal of the prisoners` torture last night. They met with the convict Tamaz Tamazashvili. They say Tamazashvili denies any connection with the facts of prisoners` torture and abuse. Public Defender Giorgi Tughushi said after leaving the prison that the videos released by the MIA yesterday should become a ground for beginning investigation and punishing the persons involved in the crime and this should become the end of the violence in prisons. Ombudsman has demanded identification of every single person shown in the video evidence.
Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili has confirmed that the detention of former Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili was briefly discussed at the meeting with diplomatic corps today. Prime Minister told journalists after the meeting that they mostly focused on the basic problems of the country and the ways for their solution.
Prime Minister has sent official document to the president to confirm the candidacy of Shalva Pipia as the minister of agriculture. The previous minister resigned from his position due to a scandal of machinations revealed in the ministry, which ended in detention of several employs.
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Chief prosecutor of Georgia has reiterated after the statement of the Prime Minister that the interrogation of the president was quite expectable. In the interview with the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper...
Vice Prime Minister and Energy Minister, Kakha Kaladze has confirmed that the investigation of one of the most high-profile murder cases - murder of Sandro Girgvliani has been over and he did not rule out that currently detained ex-prime minister Vano Merabishvili might face new charges for connection with this crime.
Georgian nationals residing in Germany assembled outside the Georgian embassy to condemn the violence that occurred during a two opposing rallies in Tbilisi on May 17. Local human rights NGOs were also present at the demonstration.
U.S. Secretary of State congratulates Georgian people on the Independence Day. The statement, John Kerry emphasizes importance of the partnership between Georgia and the United States. The official statement was published on the website of the Department of State.