Patrol police officers have left prisons and the situation is completely controlled by the penitentiary department currently. Police officers were sent to prisons after the release of the prisoners` torture videos on televisions. Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance, Giorgi Tughushi says directors of all prisons except women`s colony have been dismissed and the facilities have new administration.
Tughushi asserts the situation in prisons in normal and is under full control of ministry, ombudsman and NGOs.
The public defender`s office has also confirmed that no facts of prisoners` abuse and torture have been revealed during the past five days. The representatives of ombudsman have conducted special monitoring in Rustavi and Gldani prisons. They have also monitored situation in pre-trial detention departments.
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.