Interior Minister presented details of Feb.8 incident to foreign diplomats
Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili met with foreign diplomats today to present the video material depicting the work of the police officers and the incidents that occurred by the National Library on February 8th, 2013. Minister presented the video graphic of the scheme how the police had organized two security corridors towards the emergence entrances of the library, adding the members of the National Movement evaded the corridors and clashed with the crowd, which were mostly former political prisoners. Minister also emphasized the fact that the security for president`s visit had to be organized by the State Security Service, which is a subordinate structure to the president, but they did not agree security measures with MIA, neither did they carry out security measures separately. Minister said if this cooperation had taken place, the territory would be secured with security gates, with cooperation between the MIA officers and the state security guards and the incident would be avoided.
Yet another fact of violence on convicts has been reported from the Rustavi N6 prison. The lawyer of a 21 year-old Jemal Kutateladze says his defendant, who is held at the N6 prison of Rustavi, has been brutally beaten up.
Georgian lawmakers will discuss the initiative of the opposition on setting up a parliamentary investigation commission, which will probe into the investigation of the death reasons of a 10-month old baby girl, Barbare Rapaliantsi.
The President of Georgia has held a meeting with the members of the Georgia and Caucasus Friendship Group of the Senate of France today. President Margvelashvili and the chairperson of the Georgia-France Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group...
One part of the non-governmental organizations operating in Georgia has expressed their concerns regarding numerous reports of violence in prisons, as well as the facts of suicide. Some of the NGOs call for the immediate and effective investigation of the death reasons of a 50 year-old Zurab Sanaia.
Regular flights between Moscow and Tbilisi have been resumed after a six-month pause. Russian Aviation has published a corresponding protocol on its website, which says that the air companies will be able to make flight from Moscow to Tbilisi from September 15th.