Georgia: saakashvili under pressure after allegations of torture

Georgia: saakashvili under pressure after allegations of torture

"The abdication became a certain mabe the was preserve the government," said billionaire opposition leader bidsina iwanishvili, as reported by the internet portal civil.Ge reported. Saakashvili rejects the demands. The videos of tortured and raped prisoners should not be misused for "various political games", said the head of state.

Meanwhile, in the capital tbilisi, thousands of students again protested against violence. Until those responsible were punished, the protests would not stop, a student spokesman told the interpressnews agency. Government leader vano merabishvili called on the police to create a peaceful environment for free and fair elections on 1 january. October to create. The evening before, interior minister batscho achalaja had resigned.

Detainees confronted the serious accusations against their guardians. During the day, prison officials picked out two prisoners and beat them severely, inmates told journalists in prison no. 8 in tbilisi. They had never been allowed to look at their wardens. In addition, they have been threatened with even more severe punishment after the parliamentary elections. Concerned supporters gathered outside the prisons. Videos taken by guards also show rape of detainees.

Ex-president eduard shevardnadze (84) strongly condemned the incidents. "I wished i hadn’t experienced this again," said the forerunner saakashvili to the dpa news agency in tbilisi. "Ivanishvili should come to power. It is independent," said shevardnadze. Under georgia’s richest man, the country will continue on its path to the EU and NATO, said the politician, who is considered one of the fathers of german unification.

The EU’s public defender of rights, catherine ashton, was "outraged" by the torture videos. The human rights organization amnesty international called on the government to conduct a "thorough and independent investigation". The UN commissioner for human rights, navi pillay, was also appalled.

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