Possible police violations at Tbilisi rally to be investigated

Possible police violations at Tbilisi rally to be investigated

The Georgian Chief Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into police actions during the June 20-21 rallies in central Tbilisi, which left 305 detained and 240 injured.

The Prosecutor’s Office urged the public to help the investigation and provide footage which may reflect possible misuse or abuse of power by law enforcers during the demonstration.

"The Georgian Chief Prosecutor’s Office is ready to involve the Public Defender in the investigation as much as it is necessary for her to supervise the defence of human rights,” Agenda.ge cited the Prosecutor’s Office as saying.

Demonstrators who have been rallying on Rustaveli Avenue in the past few days are demanding an investigation into the dispersal of the June 20 rally and the punishment of law enforcers “who deliberately shot rubber bullets in people’s faces”, leaving several young people without an eye.

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