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Prosecutor’s Office Says Probes Alleged Excessive Police Force in May 26 Events
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 20 Jun.'11 / 15:13

The Georgian prosecutor’s office said on Monday that it was investigating allegations over disproportionate use of force by the police during dispersal of the street protest rally on May 26.

“Investigation is ongoing into possible cases of excessive use of force by separate representatives” of the law enforcement agencies, the chief prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

A regular EU-Georgia human rights dialogue in Brussels on June 20, among other issues, will also discuss allegations of disproportionate use of force by the police during the May 26 May.

Public Defender, Giorgi Tugushi, told lawmakers on June 14, that he was “concerned over excessive use force” by the police during break up of street protest rally on May 26.

He said that excessive use of force by the police was “obvious” with cases of beating and mistreating protesters even those they were no longer resisting. The human rights ombudsman also said that there were cases of beating those protesters, who were already arrested.

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