2013-11-22What Is Wrong in Kutaisi Prison? GCRT Published Survey Results
“Insufficient medical service, psychical and psychic problems, inhuman treatment from medical personnel, dozen inmates are sick with Hepatitis C and Diabetis,” Georgian Center for Psycho-Social and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT) published results of the survey carried out in Kutaisi Prison # 2.
2013-10-27Seven Inmates Voted in Ksani Prison
2013-10-15Family of the Late Juvenile Prisoner Declines Suicide Version
An investigation was launched into the death fact of the juvenile prisoner in Kutaisi Prison #2. According to the preliminary information, Giorgi Dzvelaia, 16, committed suicide. Minister of Corrections and Legal Aid of Georgia Sozar Subari made statement about the accident during his visit in the custody several hours later.
2013-10-15Trial on Merabishvili to Be Resumed on October 17
Two satisfied and one declined solicitations, replaced judge and political statements from the seat of the accused person – trial on Merabishvili-Chiaberashvili’s Case was held in this environment at the Kutaisi City Court on October 7.
2013-10-09Akhalaia States Office of Prosecutor Is Dragging Out the Trial
Prosecutor Ia Darjania motioned for self-recusal at the trial involving prison riot case. She stated that she felt “psychological pressure” and therefore cannot be unbiased. Judge Lasha Chkhikvadze satisfied the motion, but stated that these actions are intended for dragging out the trial.
2013-10-08Prison System Ministry Accused of Illegal Eavesdropping on Detained Akhalaia
A leaked video from a surveillance camera in a prison cell where former defense and interior minister Bacho Akhalaia is held in pre-trial detentiontriggered accusations against the ministry in charge of penitentiary for carrying out illegal eavesdropping of conversations between Akhalaia and his visitors, including his lawyers and a lawmaker.
2013-10-08Judge in Akhalaia's Case Says Prosecutors Dragging Out Trial
Judge of the Tbilisi City Court, presiding over the trial into ex-defense and interior minister Bacho Akhalaia’s case, blamed the prosecution for dragging out the process and set October 17 as the final deadline for a prosecutor to present a closing argument.
2013-10-07Information Center of Kakheti Refused Prosecutor’s Office to Give Video-Footage
Information Center of Kakheti refused the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia to provide full version of the video-footage made in the cell of former defense minister Bacho Akhalaia in Prison # 7.
2013-09-17Georgian Church Leader: 'Often Majority is More Oppressed Than Minority'
Head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Ilia II said on September 15 that while there is a lot of talk about the need of protecting rights of minorities, “often the majority is more oppressed” in Georgia than minorities.
2013-08-29Prisoners Protest Video-Cameras in Penitentiary Establishments
On August 15, prisoner Ivane Giglemyan contacted Human Rights Center from Prison # 7 and notified about existing situation in the penitentiary establishment. He said inmates protested installment of video-cameras in the facility with hunger-strike.
2013-08-27Convicted People Complain about Poor Conditions in Penitentiary Establishment
Last month, Human Rights Center received a collective letter of the inmates of Penitentiary Establishment # 8. Three prisoners describe horrible conditions in the facility and complain about their breached rights. The convicted people wrote in the letter that they do not walk in the yard, do not have long-term rendezvous, post-surgery medical treatment, and cannot take bath and other hygiene procedures.
2013-08-26Author of the Video-Footage on the Convicted Persons for Girgvliani’s Murder Released from Imprisonment
Gia Alavidze, author of scandalous video-footage about the convicted people for the murder of Sandro Girgvliani, was early released from Prison # 9 on August 26.
2013-08-23Head of Penitentiary Department Responded to the Scheme of Criminal Lords’ Management
National Movement published a Scheme of Prison Management by Criminal Lords. According to the UNM members, criminal lord Tariel Potskhveria, nickname Tarasa, rules the jail hospital.
2013-08-09Inmates of Penitentiary Establishment # 5 Might Renew Hunger-Strike
Inmates of the Women’s Prison # 5 stopped hunger-strike but claim unless their requirements are met, they will renew the protest. Female prisoners request to restore former director and deputy director of the establishment to their positions.
2013-08-02Author of Video-footage about the Convicted for Girgvliani’s Murder Started Hunger-strike in prison
2013-07-30Lawyers of Human Rights Center Met Inmates of Rustavi Prison # 17 on Strike
On July 26, 2013 lawyers of Human Rights Center visited inmates of Rustavi prison # 17. Lawyers also met prisoners Giorgi Khurtsidze and Levan Kutaladze, who are on strike. They have sewed up mouths in protest.
2013-06-26Human Rights House Requests Early Release of the Convicted
Human Rights House Tbilisi addressed Joint Commission of the Ministry of Penitentiary and Ministry of Healthcare for early release of convicted Zaza Azariashvili. At the press-conference on June 25 at HRHT, Board Chairman Aleko Tskitishvili, lawyer Nestan Londaridze, former political prisoner Vakhtang Maisaia and sister of the convicted person presented journalists with Zaza Azariashvili’s case.
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