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Ex-ombudsman takes government of Georgia to European Court for Human Rights2010-06-08 17:44
Sozar Subari, the ex-Public Defender [ombudsman] of Georgia, sued the Georgian government in the European Court for Human Rights.gt-en-newsitem-inside
He protests against actions of the riot police on November 7th 2007, in the course of protest action dispersal - RIA Novosti.
The ex-ombudsman's attorneys are lawyers of Human Rights Priority NGO.
Their statement claims that in the course of the aforesaid events Subari, performing responsibilities imposed by law, fell victim of reprisal of masked people. In particular, the ombudsman defended a citizen members of riot police unit were beating. When masked people recognized the Public Defender, they shifted to him and beat him up mercilessly, it adds.
According to the NGO, a number of articles of the European Convention was violated.
Though Subari was recognized as aggrieved and was interrogated once, his case hasn't already been investigated by Georgian police, NGO notes.
Yet the fact of the physical assault on the Public Defender was mentioned in the European Parliament resolution in regard to the situation in Georgia in 2007, the organisation highlights. .