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Prisoners in Rustavi prison went on hunger strike2009-09-04 17:06
At today's briefing pro-opposition MP Georgi Tsagareishvili noted the alarming situation in Rustavi prison #2 - GeorgiaTimes reporter.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to Tsagareishvili, prisoners phoned him twice and told that on August 28th 10 inmates went on hungry strike, some of them even sutured their mouths as a protest.
Prison administration accused them of inner order violation and locked them in punishment cell.
"I'm not given permission to visit prisons, and I call on my MP colleagues, who have a pass to prisons to visit prison #2 urgently and sort out the situation", Tsagareishvili said.
He also requested the Public Defender and the Minister for Penitentiary, Probation and Legal Assistance for assistance in sorting out the situation.