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2014-12-24
Press-Conference about Inhuman Treatment
On December 23, Human Rights Center held press-conference about inhuman treatment of the accused Giorgi Okropiridze in the press-club of Prime-Time. 
2014-12-17
Human Rights Center Requests Investigation into Alleged Facts of Torture and Inhuman Treatment of Prisoners
Human Rights Center requires investigation into the alleged torture and ill-treatment facts of prisoners in Gldani prison # 8 and Rustavi prison # 6. It was the topic of press conference, held by the organization representatives on December 16, in the Press Club of the Prime Time. 
2014-11-28
NGO’s addressed to the President to study cases of life-sentenced prisoners
On November 25, at the press conference in the Press-club of the Prime Time, Human Rights Center and Former Political Prisoners for Human Rights addressed to the President of Georgia and Pardon Commission to study cases of life-sentenced prisoners.  
2014-11-20
Bakurtsikhe Village Population Requests Dismissal of Their Neighbor from Mental Hospital
Resident of Bakurtsikhe village in Gurjaani district Teimuraz Samadashvili, 45, is taking compulsory psychiatric treatment instead “punishment” in Khoni district Psychic Health National Center after Academician B.  Naneishvili. His relatives and neighbors clarified that his friend Amiran Sachechelashvili took Samadashvili to load scrap-iron on the truck in the yard of vocational college. Police arrested both of them for thievery. 
2014-11-18
Round table about prisoners and former prisoners
On November 12, Human Rights House Tbilisi and Georgian Center for Psycho-Social and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims [GCRT] organized a round table about the situation of current and former prisoners in Georgia.
2014-11-12
Survey on Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Penitentiary Establishments
In the first quarter of 2014 Institute of Social Studies and Analysis conducted a survey in the penitentiary establishments of Georgia under the order of Open Society Georgia Foundation; the purpose was to conduct large-scaled qualitative survey of torture and inhuman treatment practice in Georgian prisons in the period of 2003-2012. 
2014-10-13
Public defender’s representatives visited prisoner on hunger-strike
Representatives of the Public Defender’s Imereti regional office visited prisoner at Kutaisi Prison N2, who has been on hunger-strike since October 21.  Ruslan Pertaia, who was convicted for the robbery of one sack of nuts, stopped hunger strike because of health problems. But later he applied to extreme form of protest and sewed up his mouth and eyes. 
2014-09-23
Run Away Prisoner Captured at the Administrative Boarder of Abkhazia
On September 21, law enforcement officers arrested the runaway inmate of the penitentiary establishment # 14 in the village of Rukhi, Zugdidi district near the ABL with Gali district several hours after he had escaped from Kutaisi Infection Hospital.
2014-09-22
Human Rights Center Welcomes Timely Transfer of the Convicted Person into Rustavi Prison # 17
Based on the decision of the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia, on September 19, convict Genadi Jeladze was moved from Prison # 7 into Rustavi Prison # 17.
2014-09-19
Human Rights Centre Protests Transfer of Convict to Penitentiary Establishment #7
On September 18, in the press club of Prime Time, Human Rights Centre held press conference about illegal transfer of severely ill prisoner Genadi Jeladze to Prison #7 penitentiary establishment. 
2014-09-17
Human Rights Center Protests Transfer of Severely Ill Convict to #7 Penitentiary Establishment
On September 18th, at 13:00 pm, in the press club of Prime Time, Human Rights Center will hold press conference regarding the illegal transfer of severely ill prisoner, Genadi Jeladze to #7 penitentiary establishment. Genadi Jeladze’s life is in danger in #7 penitentiary establishment.
2014-09-12
Human Rights Center Requests Remove Top Secret Status from the Cases of Former Political Prisoners
Human Rights Center Requests removal of Top Secret Status from the cases of former political prisoners who were charged for espionage  and new objective investigation into their cases. Representatives of the organization made the statement at the press-conference in the press-club of the news agency “Pirveli” on September 12. 
2014-08-06
519 Prisoners Diagnosed with Hepatitis C in Kutaisi Prison
Since March 1st of 2014, free program for the treatment of Hepatitis C in penitentiary has been launched in the whole country. The cost of the medicines for treatment of hepatitis C has also been decreased since July 1st.
2014-07-09
Public Defender of Georgia Submits the Proposal on the Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses of Georgia
Public Defender of Georgia welcomes the legislative initiative of MPs of Georgia on the reduction of time limit of 90 days of administrative detention - to 15 days period. For years Public Defender of Georgia referred to abolish 90 days detention period in his recommendations. This issue is reflected in the Parliamentary Report for 2013 as well.
2014-06-25
“Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms” – Human Rights Center presents new report
Human Rights Center presented the Report “Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms.” 
2014-05-16
Two employees dismissed from Correctional facility, Minister keeps his position
The Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance Sozar Subari states that two correctional facility employees have been dismissed. As Subari told reporters after the government session, employee of correctional department Giorgi Kavlashvili and the Batumi prison director were dismissed. 
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