Tuesday 23 October 2012

Unrest Follows Broadcast of Video Showing Prison Abuse in Georgia

The senior official in charge of prisons in Georgia resigned on Wednesday, after a television station broadcast graphic video of prison inmates being brutally beaten and sodomized by guards. As hundreds of people took to the streets to protest on Wednesday, President Mikheil Saakashvili quickly condemned the abuses and promised that those responsible would be prosecuted. Mr. Saakashvili also pledged to overhaul the prison system. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/world/europe/a-resignation-and-protests-follow-the-release-of-prison-abuse-videos-in-georgia.html?_r=0 (The New York Times)

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