Prisoner abuse

Six former prison guards in Georgia will face trial for torture

by | May 12, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--Six former guards at the notorious Penitentiary No 8 in Tbilisi have been detained for alleged torture of prisoners during the presidency of Mikheil Saakashvili. Legal proceedings have been launched against former Head of Legal Regimen of the same facility,

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Five villages cut off from the world after river thrashes road in Georgia

by | May 12, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--A rain-swelled river on Thursday cut off the only road to five villages in the northern part of Georgia, leaving the inhabitants isolated from the rest of the world. The river Vedura swelled after several days of hard rain in the Upper Svaneti region.

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