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press-conference - Conditions of Juvenile Prisoners

On October 29, Monday, at 2:00 pm the Georgian Center for Psycho-Social and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT) will give a press-conference in the office of the Open Society –Georgia Foundation (add: Chovelidze Str. 10, Tbilisi) on the

Conditions of Juvenile Prisoners

At the press-conference, head of Georgian Center for Psycho-Social and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims Lela Tsiskarishvili and psychologist of the Center Maya Tsiramua will provide media with the information about current conditions of juvenile convicted in penitentiary establishments. They will discuss pre-conditions of the August 8, 2012 “riot”, which occurred in Avchala Prison # 11 for juvenile convicted as well as some problems related with the investigation of its outcome and current conditions of the juvenile prisoners accused of participating in the “riot.”

GCRT requests to re-investigate the cases of the juveniles participating in the so-called riot and to promptly improve conditions for them in order to enable them to enjoy every right guaranteed by the law. The Center also requests the government as well as society to be particularly considerate about juvenile convicted and to ensure transformation of the juvenile penitentiary establishment into educational institution which will be oriented at the development of underage citizens.

GCRT’s appeal to the parliament of Georgia will be spread at the press-conference
 For additional information please contact:

Maya Tsiramua – 593947741

Lela Tsiskarishvili - 599582373

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