This video from TV9 in Georgia is called Georgian prisoners’ rape in Tbilisi 2012. When the sexual abuse in the prisons of Georgia became known, there was much anger among Georgians, contributing to the downfall of dictator Mikhail Saakashvili.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Monday 1st June 2015
Georgian ex-president appointed governor
by Our Foreign Desk
Billionaire Mr Poroshenko is often called ‘the chocolate king’ in NATO countries’ corporate media; as chocolate manufacturing is part of his business empire. Less often mentioned are other, less ‘innocent’ parts of that business empire. Like Poroshenko’s weapons manufacturing interests. Which might explain some of Poroshenko’s enthusiasm in waging bloody war on the east of his country.
who rejected Georgia’s request for his extradition last month, announced that Odessa’s new governor had also been granted Ukrainian citizenship.
Donetsk People’s Republic chairman Andre Purgin called Mr Poroshenko’s decision “a mockery and an absolutely unprecedented step.”
Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev referred to the appointment as a “Chapiteau-show,” in reference to a popular Russian farcical comedy.
The city is still smarting from the May 2014 slaughter of more than 40 people in and around the city’s trade union centre, which was petrol-bombed by pro-Kiev fascist groups who shot or beat to death anyone who escaped the inferno.
An opposition coalition, headed by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, revolted against his authoritarian rule, forcing him to leave office and homeland.
Two years earlier he had tried to revoke Mr Ivanishvili’s citizenship in a bid to hold onto power.
The current regime in Tbilisi sought his extradition from Ukraine on charges of ordering brutal attacks on opposition protesters, illegally raiding the Imedi TV offices and seizing property belonging to businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili.
He was also accused of having spent almost £300,000 of public funds on botox injections and depilation for himself and family members.
Mr Saakashvili denies the charges, calling them politically motivated, but he shows no desire to answer them in court.
Some observers speculate that the former Georgian leader’s close links with US politicians such as John McCain may prove useful to Mr Poroshenko.
However, Mr Poroshenko insists that he and Mr Saakashvili are simply “united by our love of Odessa and Ukraine.”
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