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21 February 2015, 12:35

Five out of 42 Gldani hunger-strikers taken under continuous medical monitoring

The hunger strike of 42 life prisoners continues in Gldani Prison in Georgia. Five of them are under continuous medical monitoring.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on January 26 the inmates of Gldani Prison No. 8, who demand to review their cases on line with the latest amendments to the Law "On Amnesty", went on a hunger strike. Their relatives fear for their health status.

Today, in the medical unit of Gldani Prison, five out of 42 hunger-strikers are under constant monitoring, Kakhaber Mumladze, a member of the Bar Association of Georgia, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent. These prisoners lost consciousness during the hunger strike.

"Every day, some of the hunger-strikers lose consciousness; others feel bad; they are taken to the medical unit under doctors' increased control," he explained. "It has a very depressing effect on prisoners; they are hardly carrying on the hunger strike."

For the whole period of the hunger strike, neither MPs, nor govt officials came to visit the protesters; however, three weeks after the start of the hunger strike, Ucha Nanuashvili, the Georgian Ombudsman, began visiting them; however, so far, his office has made no statements.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Beslan Kmuzov; Source: CK correspondent

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