Eleven NGOs send address to Ivanishvili about Darakhvelidze
Representatives of eleven non-governmental organizations have sent a special address to the leader of the Georgian Dream Coalition, Bidzina Ivanishvili after holding meeting with the candidate for the minister of IDPs and resettlement, Davit Darakhvelidze. The candidate was slammed for his racist and xenophobic statements during his pre-election campaign, which turned out a reason of alarm for non-governmental organizations, who in their turn had addressed Ivanishvili to think more about his appointment as the minister. NGOs met with Darakhvelidze yesterday and prepared a special address to the future prime minister, hoping that `political figures will treat their public statements with more attention and provide the defense of equality norms`. Darakhvelidze has said he made inaccurate mistakes and it was misinterpreted by media afterwards.
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.
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.
The relatives of Iuri Kurtsua have been waiting for his release from the captivity of Russian occupants during past five days. The family says they have even paid a fine for `violating the borders of the occupied Abkhazia Region`.