Georgian parliament charges Interior Ministry and Prosecutor's Office with crime investigation

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec. 14

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

The Georgian parliament assessed violations of human rights as of 2004-2012. More than 20,000 people appealed to the Human Rights Committee with this requirement.

Chairperson of the committee Eka Beselia said on Friday that the international organizations and official bodies' reports on certain human rights violations are being examined.

Beselia said that it was revealed that violations of fundamental and constitutional human rights and freedoms were systemic those years. In particular, the right to freedom of speech and expression, the right to a fair trial were violated.

Beselia added that the Georgian Interior Ministry and Prosecutor's Office must take actions regarding the violations indicated in a 24-page conclusion of the committee and investigate high-profile crimes related to murder, torture of prisoners, the violent dispersal of demonstrations, committed in 2004-2012.

"The conclusion summarizes over 13,000 complaints on violations of human rights," she said. "It is necessary to investigate the dispersal of rally on November 7, 2007, May 26, 2011, etc."

Translated by NH

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