The workers of the cargo transit department of the Georgian railways were on strike for two hours, causing suspension of railway operation from 11:00. The employs of the GR have been expressing their protest during past few days, demanding growth of their salaries. After the yesterday`s negotiations with the management of the GR, which ended without agreement, another meeting was held this morning. From 13:00, the traffic was resumed; however, the protestors say they will arrange a 24-hour long strike unless 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.