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Government of Georgia admitted fact of tortures

2010-10-26 10:54

9236.jpegIn the European Court for Human Rights the government of Georgia admitted that tortures were administered to prisoners of Ksani prison, Novosti-Gruzia reports citing to Human Rights Priority NGO head Liya Mukhashavria.  

"The government of Georgia called the European Court that over incident in Ksani prison a criminal case over authority abuse was brought, it's being investigated," she noted. 

She is the attorney at law of Archil Sakhvadze, the inmate of Ksani prison, who was crippled after in result of beatings. According to the prisoner, on August 19th inmates, who sent claims to the European Court, were severely beaten by riot police.

Mukhashvaria said the attitude of the Court is unprecedented, as the case itself is unprecedented: prisoners suffered overt violence because of appealing their cases in the European Court. 

She assured the Court would watch the investigation closely. "The Court demands effective investigation, which must be expressed in defining the guilty and their punishment," Mukhashavria said.

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