police brutality

Georgian police under attack for brutality as 15 y/o commits suicide after interrogation

By | December 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Rally of solidarity to Luka in Kutaisi. Protesters hold banned with slogan "F**k this Life". (Ipress.ge) The tragic death of 15-year old boy has sparked a mass outcry throughout Georgia. Dozens of protesters, mainly young people, went to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Government office and other state institutions to denounce police officers [...]

Policeman in Borjomi road rage incident suspended

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has suspended a police officer who allegedly beat a journalist from Iberia TV a few days ago. Journalist Giorgi Gasviani two days ago told of how he was beaten by a policeman and two others after his car slipped on the icy road. […]

Georgian journalist tells of road rage by police

By | December 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A journalist in Georgia claims police beat him and pointed a gun at him following a traffic incident. The incident happened in Borjomi, a town in the southern part of Georgia, Iberia TV reported on Monday. Journalist Giorgi Gasviani, who works for […]

NGOs demand the creation of an independent investigative body

By | February 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

(OSGF.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and government representatives Monday discussed the possibility of creating an independent body to investigative crimes committed by law enforcement. The discussion revealed disagreement […]

Man who had surgery says police hit him in the face

By | December 25th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Prosecutor General’s Office has launched an investigation into an incident where a man was allegedly beaten by police officers. The Public Defender wrote on Thursday that a person had surgery at the central hospital in Tbilisi on November 10, […]

Prosecutors in Georgia investigating alleged beating of woman by police

By | July 9th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Police in Georgia are accused of beating a young woman during a brawl at a youth club in Tbilisi. A video where the young woman describes her treatment by police has gone viral on social media in Georgia. The Ministry of Internal Affairs […]

Public Defender asks to investigate possible mistreatment by police

By | March 14th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Public Defender in Georgia has asked the Prosecutor General’s Office to investigate an instance of alleged mistreatment by police. A prisoner at Kutaisi (“No 2”) prison told Public Defender’s staff about the incident, which took place […]

Ombudsman asks Prosecutor’s Office to investigate police brutality

By | December 29th, 2014|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

The incident took place at the police station in Gldani, north Tbilisi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian ombudsman has asked the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate an incident of possible mistreatment by police. On Monday, the Ombudsman’s Office reported that a citizen, whose name is mentioned by initials, was detained […]

Murder charges against police officer who fatally shot 21 year old

By | October 6th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The police officer suspected of fatally shooting a young man in Kutaisi on Friday has been charged with murder. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The police officer who shot to death a young man in Kutaisi has been charged with purposeful murder and exceeding his power using a firearm and faces up to 15 years in jail. The police officer pleaded not guilty. His lawyer told journalists […]

Policeman arrested after fatally shooting 21 year old

By | October 5th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

21 year old Mirza Gochuadze died after being shot by police during a car chase in Kutaisi Friday. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A police officer who shot to death a 21 year old man in Kutaisi on Friday has been arrested. The Ministry on Internal Affairs has not released the name of the officer, who is suspected of exceeding his power. Details about the shooting are sketchy, […]

21-year old dies after being shot by police

By | October 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

21-year old Mirza Gochuadze died after being shot by police in a car chase. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A 21 year old man was shot by police during a car chase Friday in Kutaisi. The man later died from his injuries. The police shooting sent shockwaves through the local community in this Georgia’s second largest city, where people remember how police […]

Police chief investigated for beating detective

By | September 2nd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The head of the police department and his deputy at one of the regions in Georgia on Sunday beat investigator Roman Korshia. He required medical assistance. The participants in the incidents are not commenting. An investigation was launched […]

Police complaints authority will increase public’s trust

By | March 4th, 2014|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

Eka Khutsishvili is criminal lawyer, Master of Law. In 2007, it was revealed that Georgian society was immensely dissatisfied with the performance of the police, and this negative perception has been growing incessantly. What are the reasons for the lack of trust in the police, and what does Georgia have to do […]

Interior Ministry denies it roughed up detainee who committed suicide

By | July 17th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Interior Ministry in Georgia denies that there were violations or acts of brutality by the police during the questioning Mamuka Mikautadze, who a few weeks ago was reported to have killed himself the after he was questioned at the police station. […]

Georgia’s interior minister: No-one has been shot by police for years

By | April 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s Interior Minister says Georgia is the only country in the world where police haven’t used weapons against a criminal for three years. “For the last three-four years no person has died from policemen’s weapon in Georgia, no policeman died […]