About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:02 - 11 Dec.'17
MIA: Four Policemen Sacked over May 26 Events
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 15 Jul.'11 / 16:44

Four policemen have been fired for violating the Interior Ministry’s disciplinary code during dispersal of the street protest rally on May 26, the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) said on July 15.

One employee of the Interior Ministry was downgraded from his post; three employees received “stern reprimands” and eight others have been “reprimanded”, the Interior Ministry said.

It also said that internal investigation on “violations of disciplinary code of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia by police while preventing illegal actions of demonstrators on May 26” was carried out in response to an appeal by the Chief Prosecutor’s Office during which the ministry’s internal investigations unit “has carefully studied” available photo and video materials as well as statements made on the issue by the Public Defender, human rights groups and media organizations.

The Interior Ministry said that it had informed Georgian Public Defender, Giorgi Tugushi, about the results of internal probe.

The Public Defender said in a written statement also on July 15, that the Interior Ministry’s reaction involving disciplinary punishment of several of its employees “is important, but not enough.”

The Public Defender said “it is necessary” to continue the probe into cases of “mistreatment and beating” of protesters after they had already been arrested.

“Part of the cases of violation of rights contains elements of crime and consequently they require adequate reaction from the law enforcement agencies,” the Public Defender said in the statement.

He also said that disciplinary punishment of policemen for wrongdoings “is a step forward”, because it could serve for others as “a preventive measure” from committing the same wrongdoings in the future.

The Georgian Chief Prosecutor’s Office said that investigation into “alleged case” of beating of a protester after detention by the police.

Latest News
11 Dec.'17 17:02
Parliament Speaker: Election of President by 300-member Electoral College ‘Will Remain In Force’
Kobakhidze says the system has shortcomings, but the ruling party will keep it as ‘a political compromise.’
11 Dec.'17 12:37
Q3’17 FDI USD 594 mln – Preliminary Data
Most of the FDI in the third quarter of 2017 came from Azerbaijan, followed Turkey and the United Kingdom.
09 Dec.'17 17:19
Friends of Georgia Group Stresses Support in the Face of Russian Occupation
The group of countries addresses ethnic discrimination, Russian military build-up among other issues.
09 Dec.'17 12:39
Ukrainian National Police Detains Saakashvili
Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili went on a hunger strike, might face house arrest.
08 Dec.'17 18:08
Georgia in OSCE Ministerial Council Statements
Several foreign ministers spoke on Georgia in their addresses at the 24th OSCE Ministerial Council.
08 Dec.'17 16:04
FM Janelidze Addresses OSCE Ministerial Council
Mikheil Janelidze lists violations in the occupied territories, calls for Europe without spheres of influence.
08 Dec.'17 10:34
Georgia ‘Closely Monitoring’ Jerusalem Developments, Foreign Ministry Says
The statement follows the request of a ruling party lawmaker to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
07 Dec.'17 23:44
Parliament Endorses PM’s Structural Reform Plan
The Government-proposed amendments bill envisages the merger and reorganization of several ministries.
07 Dec.'17 17:48
CSOs Concerned over Ukraine’s Decision to Deny Entry to Georgian Journalists
Journalists from Rustavi 2, TV Pirveli and the Public Broadcaster were refused entry into Ukraine.
07 Dec.'17 16:06
Prime Minister Rebukes MP on Jerusalem Appeal
Kvirikashvili rejects MP’s appeal suggesting Georgia should follow President Trump’s Jerusalem decision.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.