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PACE rapporteurs met with the Minister for Penitentiary2010-07-13 16:00
Today Michael Jensen and Kastriot Islami, PACE Monitoring Committee rapporteurs, today met with Khatuna Kalmakhelidze, the Minister for Penitentiary, Probation, and Legal Assistance.gt-en-newsitem-inside
After the meeting Kalmakhelidze said she acquainted the guests with the situation in the penitentiary system.
In her view, the Council of Europe assists Georgia in reforming that system, and in this respect the meeting is extremely important.
Kastriot Islami stated some serious problems remain in the penitentiary system, but expressed hope the government would be able to solve them. He also noted there are too many prisoners in Georgia, and advised the Parliament of Georgia to continue work on liberalization of the system.