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Red Cross begins meeting with protesters detained in Tbilisi on May 26

Politics Materials 31 May 2011 10:47
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has begun a meeting with detained protesters of the rally held on May 26. At present, the organization's representatives are in pretrial detention centers in Tbilisi and nearby towns, the ICRC told Trend on Monday.
Red Cross begins meeting with protesters detained in Tbilisi on May 26

Georgia, Tbilisi, May 31 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has begun a meeting with detained protesters of the rally held on May 26. At present, the organization's representatives are in pretrial detention centers in Tbilisi and nearby towns, the ICRC told Trend on Monday.

"After the dispersal of the meeting our main concern was to determine whether hospitals and other medical institutions, where the victims were delivered, need assistance of the International Committee of the Red Cross," head of the ICRC delegation in Georgia Ariane Tombet said.

"We also demanded the right to visit persons detained as a result of these events, and received a positive response of the government," she said.
The visit is paid by a group of ICRC employees, which includes delegates and interpreters. Their purpose is to check how the detainees are treated, and get familiarized with their detention conditions.

Two people were killed and several injured during the clashes between the Georgian opposition and law enforcement agencies on the night of May 26.

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