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.
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili and OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Knut Vollebæk discussed protection of rights of national minorities in Georgia at the meeting held at PM`s residence on Wednesday.
Temur Gigauri, a peaceful resident of the Shida Kartli Region, who was arrested by the Russian occupants on May 29, has been freed after the family paid a fine for alleged crossing of the so-called border of the occupied Tskhinvali Region.
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Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia pays official visit to Great Britain. Davit Usupashvili spoke about Georgia`s political priorities, recent developments and bilateral cooperation with British side at the meeting with the members of the British Parliament.
Three students were arrested by police last night when they were making inscriptions on the walls of buildings in Tbilisi streets. Nikoloz Chomakhashvili, Giorgi Arsabashvili and Tornike Khetagurashvili were objecting to the draft amendments to the Law on Higher Education.
Minister of Defense of Georgia Irakli Alasania will visit Washington on August 19. The ministry press-office is reporting that Alasania was invited to the United States on an official visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.