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Ramishvili told about conditions in Georgian prisons2009-09-21 16:03
Shalva Ramishvili, the former prisoner, a journalist, today told about hard situation in one of the penitentiary objects - Rustavi prison#2.gt-en-newsitem-inside
At the joint briefing with MP Georgi Tsagareishvili Ramishvili told about acute shortage of beds making inmates sleep by turns, about serious problems with nourishment and personal hygiene.
The shower is working every other day, as, according to the administration's statement, the prison has debts for gas and water bills. Ramishvili turns to Dimitri Shashkin, the Minister for Penitentiary, and calls on him to heed specific problems of specific penitentiary object.
He also urges international human rights organizations to pay attention to the situation in Georgian prisons, as, according to his speech, none of them has visited prison#2 over the year.
Tsagareishvili backed the ex-inmate and mentioned that he, as an MP, isn't allowed to visit prisons, he repeatedly turned to the Parliament leader with the request, but every time faced a refusal.