US Embassy released a statement concerning torture of Georgian prisoners

The US embassy in Tbilisi released a statement today, expressing concern over the footage of torture of prisoners, aired yesterda by Georgian TV stations.

The statement reads: «We share the shock and revulsion of all Georgians at the terrible acts reflected in the images that came to light yesterday. We note the Government has launched an investigation into this matter. As the Public Defender has noted in his own reporting and we have noted in our annual human rights reports, abuse of prisoners is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. We urge that the Government conduct this investigation in a thorough and transparent manner and ensure that all those responsible are brought to justice as soon as possible.»

Adapted from Georgia Online


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