People stand outside a prison fence to see their family members during a protest rally against prison abuse in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
At least 17 prison inmates in Georgia were hospitalised on Monday with self-inflicted stab wounds as a larger protest over alleged mistreatment rocked the ex-Soviet state's penal system, authorities said.Some 800 inmates at the prison have been on hunger strike since Friday protesting against alleged abuse by prison guards and demanding proper medical treatment, Georgia's human rights ombudsman Ucha Nanuashvili told journalists.Conditions in Georgia's prison have proved a combustible issue and human rights activists have long criticised the Caucasus nation's penitentiary system over allegations of prisoner abuse.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE