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Georgian Interior Ministry officially disclaimed purchase equipment for tortures2010-04-02 10:23
In a special document the Interior Ministry of Georgia disclaimed statements on purchase of equipment for tortures, mentioned in the report of Amnesty International, Novosti-Gruzia reports.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Georgia is mentioned twice, and is said to purchase torturing equipment [police electric shock] from Germany and the Czech Republic.
"The Interior Ministry has never purchased any similar equipment in Germany. Only cars manufactured in Germany are registered in the balance of the Ministry, and they are purchased in the official representative office of Volkswagen company," the Ministry states.
It claims the part of the report, mentioning Georgia, is "vague and contains mistakes", and the source, serving as the base of the statement, is "unconfirmed and cannot be found with search engines of the Internet."
The Ministry claims it's ready to cooperate with Amnesty International and organize provision with necessary information to let the flaws be corrected.
It also highlights that international organisations, community, human rights activists admit that " vicious and inhumane practice of tortures, which has existed recently, is eradicated, and it's recognized one of the serious achievements of a police system reforms."