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Georgian Ombudsman Says Abuse By Police Continues

"The progress is that [police] don't beat every detainee any more," says Subari.
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 reports.

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.