Bacho Akhalaia has been arrested on abuse of office charges.
At least 15 prison inmates in the central Georgian town of Ksani have sewn their mouths shut to protest what they say are rights abuses by the prison administration.
The new Georgian prime minister's envoy to Russia says talks with Moscow should be held in a new format.
Georgia's reintegration minister says Tbilisi should recognize identification documents issued by the authorities of Georgia's two breakaway regions.
Georgia's government is working on a new law giving the cabinet the power to appoint regional governors.
Georgia's new Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili says he will not restore diplomatic ties with Russia until Moscow reverses its decision to recognize the independence of two Georgian breakaway regions.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has signed a decree changing the security arrangements at Tbilisi's international airport.
The chairwoman of South Ossetian Parliament's Committee for Political and Cultural Issues, Mira Tskhovrebova, told journalists that the law introduces a mechanism for creating traditional Ossetian surnames for those wishing to do so.
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili says the occupation of buildings by homeless people might have been organized by "certain groups."
Georgia's new prosecutor-general is vowing to start investigating high-profile cases, including the death of Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania in February 2005.
The Georgian Interior Ministry says 38 inmates are scheduled for release from penitentiaries on October 30.
Georgia's new minister of penitentiaries says that some 300 inmates will receive early release in the near future.