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Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Georgian police accused of illegal detentions

From The Messenger:

A leading figure from the Liberty Institute has accused the head of the Shida Kartli regional police Vladimer Jugheli of holding prisoners illegally and preventing lawyers and public defenders from meeting with them.

Speaking at a press conference on August 16, Tea Tutberidze stated that lawyers were blocked from speaking with twelve detainees in Gori for more than twelve hours.

Regional police officials have not responded to the claims so far.

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