prisoners with life sentence

Convicted murderer may be free one day after president converts sentence

By | March 19th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Margvelashvili on Thursday converted the sentence of a man so he will no longer need to spend the rest of his life behind bars. The head of the president’s pardon commission Zviad Koridze said the most serious crime the prisoner […]

Three life prisoners get sentence converted to 20 years

By | March 7th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Three female prisoners who were in for life on Friday had their sentences converted to fixed term. The decision was announced by Zviad Koridze, head of the president’s pardon commission; one of two such bodies in Georgia. Instead of life, […]

Prisoners with life sentence call off hunger strike

By | March 4th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–47 prisoners with life-long sentences have ended their hunger strike after more than a month without getting what they demanded. Almost 60 prisoners were part of the protest when it began in late January. Their demand was to be included […]

Lifetime prisoners in Georgia demand fixed terms and better conditions

By | February 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

Rally in Kobuleti (Interpressnews photo) TBILISI, DFWatch–Family members and relatives of 55 prisoners with life sentence who claim being on hunger strike during almost a month, rallied on Sunday outside notorious Gldani No 8 jail in Tbilisi outskirts, demanding reducing their terms and better conditions for inmates. […]

Families rally in support of prisoners on life sentences

By | February 13th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

Families demand life sentences converted so the prisoners may have hope of being free some day. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Families and relatives of prisoners with life sentences and incurable diseases rallied in front of the government house in Adjara on Thursday. They demand that the prisoners are offered a new chance to have their cases reviewed and their sentences […]

Prisoners with life sentence continue hunger strike

By | February 11th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–60 prisoners with life sentence are continuing their hunger strike to demand a new assessment of their cases. The prisoners on lifelong term want to be included in a mass amnesty introduced by the new Georgian Dream coalition […]

Prisoners with life sentence on hunger strike to be part of 2013 amnesty

By | January 27th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Prisoners with life sentence feel they are being discriminated against, Dimitry Lortkipanidze explained. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–At least 50 prisoners serving life sentences have gone on hunger strike to demand to benefit from a mass amnesty introduced in early 2013. The prisoners want to change their life sentences into a set number of years, after which […]