Proposal to Chief Prosecutor on Launch of Investigation into Illegal detention
On April 15 and 18, 2015, the Public Defender addressed the Chief Prosecutor to launch investigations into cases of illegal detentions.
Citizen G.Ch. was detained under the administrative rule by employees of Shida Kartli criminal police regional division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Gori at 18:10, May 22, 2014, while at 22:30 he was put in the Gori temporary detention center. He was taken out of the center for a trial on May 23, 12:27 am. G.Ch. was released from the session hall on May 23, 14:35, after the hearing of the case was completed.
Citizen G.G. was detained under the administrative rule in Tbilisi at 20:50, October 2, 2015. On October 3, 02:10 he was put in Tbilisi and Mtskheta-Mtianeti temporary detention center. He was taken from the center to the court at 10:00 am, which he left only at 16:07.
According to the arrest and trial protocols, G.Ch. was detained under administrative rules for 20 hours and 25 minutes, while G.G. spent 19 hours and 17 minutes in detention.
The temporary detention center administrations, the police officers which escorted the detainees from the detention center and the detective-investigators which presented the detainees to the court, had to release both detainees after expiration of a 12-hour term envisaged by paragraph 1 of article 247 of the Administrative Code of Georgia.
The Public defender considers that in the mentioned cases the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs violated the requirements of the Constitution and the Administrative Code of Georgia.