Ministry is ready to cooperate with relevant agencies in case of revealing misconduct by law enforcers at clubs
16 May, 2018
Ministry is ready to cooperate with relevant agencies in case of revealing misconduct by law enforcers at clubs
We told representatives of clubs and NGOs to bring evidence, to tell us who was affected, to provide us with information in order to investigate, make unbiased evaluation and react properly,- Deputy Interior Minister Natia Mezvrishvili said after the meeting with representatives of non-governmental organizations and the Public Defender's Office.
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Deputy Interior Minister Natia Mezvrishvili

Mezvrishvili said that the Ministry is ready to cooperate with relevant agencies in case of revealing misconduct by law enforcers.
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Special operations were conducted at
night clubs Bassiani and Cafe Gallery on May 12


"The issue was raised whether the facts of human rights violations by law enforcement agencies took place outside the clubs. We clearly declare - we will examine these issues, whether there was any violation. We will study everything, but neither we nor the Public Defender's Office has been provided with information about any kind of violation. If such violation is revealed, we are ready to cooperate with representatives of the Public Defender and law enforcement agencies. If they provide the Prosecutor's Office with relevant facts we are ready to provide relevant agencies with the evidence we have,"said Natia Mezvrishvili.

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Special forces in front of Bassiani underground club. May 12

As a reminder, police raided Georgia's most popular night clubs Bassiani and Cafe Gallery on May 12. The above-mentioned clubs are sealed after the special operations. As the representatives of Ministry of Internal Affairs say, the reason behind the special operation was to detain drug dealers who supposed to be at the venues.
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Georgian youth protests the raid in Tbilisi's night clubs through dancing in front of police

Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Gakharia said that police decided to enter night clubs after increased cases of intoxication by drugs and confirmation of cases of illegal drug trade in the clubs.
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Interior Minister said that police decided to enter night clubs after increased cases of intoxication by drugs

On May 14, pre-trial detention was ordered for eight people detained at Tbilisi clubs for illegal drug trade. Both clubs are extremely popular dance venues in Tbilisi that have contributed to developing Georgian clubbing scene.

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