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Georgian Minister of Corrections has resigned

2012-09-19 12:18

Minister of Corrections, Probation and Legal Assistance of Georgia Khatuna Kalmakhelidze has resigned in connection with the facts of the inhuman treatment of prisoners, revealed in Gldani prison in Tbilisi, the News-Georgia reported.


"I have taken this decision because I feel civil liability for what had happened in the prison", Kalmakhelidze stated on her page on the social network Facebook.

As recalled by the, on Tuesday, the MIA of Georgia posted on its website some of the videos, with the caveat that this was the minimum part of the footage available to the investigation, since the other shots were not allowed for public viewing.

However, on the evening that day, the TV "Maestro" and "Channel Nine" showed the shocking footage of brutal beatings and rape in particular perverted form. The TV channels declared they had full video version of what was happening in the Gldani prison. TV channels reported that they had received it from one of the former prison officer, who was in Belgium to date.

During the night in Tbilisi and other Georgian cities there were held protests demanding the protection of human rights, punishment of those guilty of the crime, as well as the resignation of the Minister of Corrections of Georgia Khatuna Kalmakhelidze.


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