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Georgian ombudsman presented his report to the Parliament2009-11-11 15:01
Georgian parliamentary committees started consideration of Public Defender's report concerning the human rights situation in the first half of 2009. In December the report will be discussed at the plenary meeting.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Before that hearings in committees with participation of heads of departments, mentioned in the report, will be held.
The first meeting of ombudsman Georgi Tugushi was held behind the closed doors with Georgi Arsenishvili, Chairman of Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee -Novosti-Gruzia.
In his report Tugushi characterized the situation with human rights as severe, and added that violations of economic and social rights of people took place.
"In the period since April 9th 2009 it was revealed that problem of providing security for journalists covering the protest actions exists - from the side of both protesters and law enforcement bodies," he mentioned.
The Public Defender also heeds problems with power abuse, violence and humiliating treatment of citizens by law enforcement bodies.
Tugushi called the situation in penitentiary system very problematic, highlighting the overcrowding of Georgian prisons and subsequent deterioration of conditions.