19 September 2012

GEORGIA : 20 Sept UPDATE: Interior Minister Resigns; President Suspends Prison Staffs After Abuse Videos Televised.

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     Just 2 weeks before parliamentary elections...President Mikhail Saakashvili suspended his nation's entire prison staff...after broadcast videos showed widespread abuse by guards.
    And...Interior Minister Bacho Akhalaia...has resigned...as protests spread to cities outside Tbilisi.
     Beatings and even a sexual assault with a broom were graphically revealed.
     Police have replaced the suspended guards.
     The prisons minister already resigned.
          Saakashvili (above) faces a strong challenge by Georgia's richest man...Bidzina Ivanishvili.