Prosecutor`s Office arrested another person involved in prisoner abuse
Chief Prosecutor`s Office has arrested one more person involved in the scandal of prisoner torture and abuse in the Gldani prison, the video footage of which was released by televisions yesterday. As prosecutor Murtaz Zodelava announced at the briefing today, the detained person is Koba Chikvatia, the inspector of the juvenile colony.
Zodelava also said that after investigating the crimes depicted on the aforementioned video records, two types of crime were revealed - the first one - a systemic one, in which the guards of the penitentiary department were involved and the second - a group crime committed by a group of two-three persons, headed by two other employs of the prison, Vladimer Bedukadze and Levan Purtskhvanidze. Purtskhvanidze has been arrested and sent to custody, while Bedukadze has fled Georgia and is currently wanted by police.
Zodelava defined that these persons were paid for taking the videos of the prisoners` abuse and sexual assault, while two other prisoners, Tamaz Tamazashvili and Tamaz Elizbarashvili provided delivery of these videos to the third person.
The investigation is in progress to reveal and arrested any other person involved in the crime.