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Georgian interior minister fires policemen for violations on May 26

Politics Materials 15 July 2011 17:17
The Georgian Interior Ministry's General Inspection has carefully studied the photo and video materials as well as statements published by the media, the Ombudsman's Office said while evaluating police actions to prevent illegal demonstrations on May 26, the ministry reported.
Georgian interior minister fires policemen for violations on May 26

Georgia, Tbilisi, July 15 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /

The Georgian Interior Ministry's General Inspection has carefully studied the photo and video materials as well as statements published by the media, the Ombudsman's Office said while evaluating police actions to prevent illegal demonstrations on May 26, the ministry reported.

Due to an internal investigation, Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili issued an order on July 14, according to which four employees were fired, one employee was demoted, 3 employees received stern reprimands and 8 employees received reprimands, Analytical Department Chief Shota Utiashvili said at today's briefing.

Police dispersed a rally of the People's Assembly in front of the Georgian parliament on May 26. As a result, 105 people were detained and dozens got injured. Four people were killed during the dispersal of demonstrations. Two people, including a policeman, were shot down by a motorcade of opposition leaders, two more bodies were found on the roof of a one-story shop.

According to investigators, a shock from an electric cable killed the latters.

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