Solomon Kimeridze

Police brutality still a concern in Georgia

By | July 8th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Groups protested police brutality on Sunday (DFWatch photo) TBILISI, DFWatch–In Georgia, the Interior Ministry is accused of psychological and physical pressure against a young man who committed suicide after being interrogated by police. Mamuka Mikautadze, 36, is reported to have killed himself at a water reservoir in one […]

Prison death was caused by illness, not torture

By | May 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBLISI, DFWatch – An independent medical expert says the injuries seen on photos of a prisoner’s dead body were caused by a disease which was not properly treated. Zurab Delianidze died at Gldani prison hospital in Tbilisi. Media learned about his death from family […]

Tbilisians protested suspicious prison death

By | May 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – People gathered in front of parliament Thursday to protest against mistreatment of prisoners, spurred by the news of another death of a prisoner who bore signs of having been beaten. Police reported that the prisoner died of a heart attack, but […]

Another suspicious death in police custody

By | May 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – There are suspicions that a prisoner may have died as a result of torture. The family of Zurab Delianidze (39) claims that he was violently tortured and demand an inquest, according to, a website run by the newspaper Tavisupali Sitkva. […]

Another death during questioning in Georgia

By | March 26th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – For the second time in a month, there has been a death during police questioning in Georgia. The Interior Ministry does not say when it happened, only that took place at Gori police station. Tamaz Jghamadze was asked to come to the police in Gori to […]

Protest against suspicious death during interrogation

By | March 9th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Up to forty people gathered Thursday in front of the police building in Khashuri, a town in central Georgia, protesting the recent death of a man during interrogation. About half of people there were activists from Tbilisi, while the rest were locals. […]

Georgia fires police chief for accidental death at station

By | March 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s Interior Ministry has fired a local police chief after a controversial death of a suspect under interrogation. The ministry says in a statement dated March 6 that the head of Khashuri police station, where a detainee died under suspicious […]

Georgian minister stands by police story on controversial death

By | March 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Georgian Interior Minister says his ministry’s preliminary findings show that the death of a prisoner at a regional police station was an accident, but that it is outrageous that something like this could happen. Following the death of Solomon […]

Georgian TV parroting eachother on suspicious death

By | March 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Confusion continues over a detainee’s suspicious death at a police station, after a Georgian website released photos of the victim, Solomon Kimeridze, showing bodily injuries which could be the result of torture. Yesterday evening, all three national […]

Suspicious death in police custody called ‘accident’

By | March 1st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Georgian Public Defender calls for an objectively investigation into the death of Solomon Kimeridze. “The cause of death should be found; also whether he was a victim of inhumane and severe treatment,” says a recent statement by the Public […]