Former employees of penitentiary department arrested for ill-treatment of prisoners
Former employees of penitentiary department arrested for ill-treatment of prisoners

Officers of Chief Prosecutor’s Office detained five former employees of Penitentiary Department’s Gldani #8 and Rustavi Establishment #6 on the basis of the court ruling, – speaker-prosecutor Koka Katsitadze said at a briefing today.

According to the investigation, it was established that in 2011-2012, the head of the Legal Regime Department of Penitentiary Department N8 and an employee of the same department, as well as the employees of the Rustavi Establishment No 6 abused and degraded prisoners for the purpose of punishing and intimidating them.

According to Katsitadze, prisoners were illegally deprived of the right to walking, making telephone calls or sending letters. They did not have access to medical services,

About 800 convicts have been questioned within the ongoing investigation into ill-treatment of prisoners. Criminal prosecution was launched against 72 employees, including the heads of the penitentiary institutions.

According to Katsitadze, all the above-mentioned crimes were committed before October 2012. 

 

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