Georgia's ombudsman, Sozar Subari
, says that despite some progress, the abuse, torture, and disappearance of people at the hands of security forces continued in the first half of this year, RFE/RL's Georgian Service
Subari made his comments in a public report in Tbilisi today attended by the media, NGO officials, and opposition party members.
He said that "the progress is that [police] don't beat every detainee any more."
Subari's report -- which included examples of abuse and torture by police that have not been prosecuted -- will be discussed in parliament.
Georgian law-enforcement officials have denied allegations of abuse and torture and say anyone involved in such acts must be punished.