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Georgia : human rights inspectors allowed to take photos in prisons
The Georgian government will from next year allow the Public Defender’s Office to take pictures inside prison.This will allow photographic evidence to be obtained in cases where there is suspicion of abuse, or when sanitary conditions are deemed questionable.
Prison Minister Kakha Kakhishvili on Monday called the decision “revolutionary”.
Georgia’s prison system has been surrounded by controversy, as the Saakashvili government filled up the prisons under dubious judicial safeguards while Western experts sought to reform the increasingly overcrowded facilities.
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