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Author of scandalous footage of tortures in Tbilisi prison detained

2013-01-18 11:41

Former employee of Gldani prison in Tbilisi Vladimir Bedukadze who who had shot the video containing torture of prisoners in 2011, returned from Europe to Georgia last night, the ITAR-TASS reports. On arrival at Tbilisi airport, he was detained since earlier he had been in absentia sentenced to two months preliminary detention.


Bedukadze's lawyer told journalists that "the arrest took place in a calm atmosphere". He was delivered to the Gldani prison, and his personal belongings were sent to his family meeting him at the airport.

According to the lawyer, Budukadze ready to cooperate with the investigation and to testify. "He has other materials on the torture of prisoners in the Gldani prison that took place there in recent years; he will hand them to the investigation", said the lawyer. The date of the first hearing on the case of Bedukadze is unknown yet.

Recall, in mid-September, 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 had been happening in the Gldani prison. TV channels reported that they had received it from one of the former prison officer who was in Belgium at the moment.


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