Candidate of the minister of economics Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with the workers of the Chiatura coal mine, who have been on strike during past few days demanding the growth of their salaries and improvement of their working conditions. Giorgi Kvirikashvili has also talked with the director general of the Georgian Manganese, which is the management company of the coal mine, but no specific decision was taken. The miners are demanding growth of their salaries with 100%, while director general says the salaries will grow but not with 100%. The only issue which was agreed at yesterday`s meeting was the arrival of the representatives of the technical and construction monitoring agency of the economic ministry to Chiatura, who will be in charge of exploring the security norms in the coal mine. The protestors refuse to suspend the strike until their demands are satisfied.
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.