Prosecutor’s Office detains three former prison officials, 13 Apr 2018 - 15:12, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has announced today that they have detained three former prison officials for inhuman and offensive treatment of inmates under the United National Movement leadership.

The detainees are the former head of Rustavi #6 prison, his deputy and the legal department head.

The Prosecutor’s Office stated that the three elaborated a plan in 2006 how to easily make prisoners obey and for this they and the prison staff verbally and physically abused prisoners,  did not let them have clothing and hygiene items and locked them naked in separate cells for several days in the cold.

 The Prosecutor’s Office has addressed the court to use imprisonment as a pre-trial measure against the individuals. The court satisfied the motion in the afternoon. 

If they are found guilty, the detainees will face 4-6 years in prison.