Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept.20 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Family members of prisoners meet with their relatives - convicts all the night in Gldani Prison No.8 in Tbilisi. In accordance with Georgian President's decree, they were allowed to make sure that their relatives feel fine.
By presidential decree last night patrol police was introduced in all penitentiary institutions, which assumed responsibility for maintaining order in prisons and for protection of prisoners' rights.
Georgian Public Defender's Apparatus also monitors prisons.
Protest action of students, who supported opposition coalition "Georgia Dream" continued all the night. They demanded Interior Minister Bacho Akhalaia's resignation, who previously headed Department of Corrections.
On Thursday, the students will continue to protest in front of the Tbilisi State University, and the public and opposition parties - State Philharmonic at 17:00.
Protest actions were held in Georgia on Sept.18-19 in connection with videos of abuse of prisoners that were shown by opposition TV channels. Georgian President promised to punish all those who are responsible for the torture of prisoners. Along with hundreds of ordinary citizens the protests actions were attended by representatives of non-governmental organizations and political parties, as well as clergy.