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In Georgia, 300 Inmates To Get Early Release

Sozar Subari
Georgia's new minister of penitentiaries says that some 300 inmates will receive early release in the near future.

Sozar Subari told journalists that convicts who were sentenced for minor crimes and have served two-thirds of their prison terms will be freed.

The move comes days after Georgia's new government officially started work.

The government is led by Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, whose Georgian Dream coalition won the country's parliamentary elections on October 1.

Just days before the election, opposition television channels broadcast a video showing prison guards torturing inmates at a Tbilisi jail.

The video caused a public outcry and mass protest actions across Georgia.

Based on reporting by and Interfax