Deadline for signing amnesty bill by president expires
The deadline for signing a bill on amnesty by the president of Georgia expires tomorrow - in case Mikheil Saakashvili does not sign the document, which was vetoed by him and afterwards the veto was overturned by the parliament, the only way out of the deadlock is the signature of the parliament chairperson, by which the bill will be enforced. The amnesty will refer to thousands of prisoners, but not all them will be immediately released - some will have their sentences reduced. Minister of corrections and legal assistance, Sozar Subari says the ministry is prepared to immediately respond to the process of amnesty - if legally they have a week for all procedures that are necessary for the release of the prisoners, minister says they are prepared to carry out this process in an hour.
Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia, Sozar Subari told Alia newspaper that the video tapes discovered in the secret storage in Samegrelo two days ago, include the footage of sexual abuse of prisoners and not only prisoners.
Russia will begin negotiations with Georgia about resuming air communication with Georgia. Official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Aleksandr Lukashevich said that negotiations on resuming direct flights between the two countries would begin in near future.
Public Defender of Georgia says the Ministry of Internal Affairs has violated the presumption of innocence when they announced after the detention of Mikail Kadiyev that he was organizing a terror attack in Georgia. Finally, Kadiyev was charged with illegal carrying and keeping of arms.
United National Movement is concerned about the fall of the index of economic growth in the country. Giorgi Vashadze of the parliamentary minority says the official data released the State Department of Statistics shows that both import and export were reduced during the past month.