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Mass hunger strike of Okruashvili's supporters in prison

2012-12-19 12:26

A mass hunger strike of the prisoners takes place in the Tbilisi Prison No 9, the Trend reports referring to the press service of "Georgian Party".


According to latest information, 26 inmates, included by the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights to the list of political prisoners, have begun a hunger strike in solidarity with Levan and Kakha Terashvili, David Shiukashvili and Shalva Sabashvili who had been removed from the list for unknown reasons. They find their release from prison unacceptable at the time when their friends and associates remain in the cells.

Recall, former Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili, who is in prison on charges of organizing and participating in illegal armed group, has declared hunger strike.

Okruashvili's lawyer Mamuka Chabashvili told reporters on Tuesday that the ex-Minister had declared the hunger strike in solidarity with those who had not been included into the parliamentary list of political prisoners.


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