On July 7 Mayas Eorsi, who chairs the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe’s monitoring group in Georgia, and Georgian MP Elene Tevdoradze, chairperson of the human rights parliamentary committee, visited former state audit chief Sulkhan Molashvili in jail, who faces embezzlement charges.
Recently, the lawyers for Molashvili, a close ally of ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze, and several human rights organizations reported that Molashvili was subjected to torture in the jail.
“What we saw was terrible. We are in shock. There are terrible conditions in the cell,” MP Elene Tevdoradze told reporters after visiting Molashvili in the jail.
Matyas Eorsi warned the Georgian authorities that they should not repeat the same mistakes as the country’s pervious authorities in the realm of human rights.