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Protests in Georgia prison abuse footage

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has suspended the country's entire prison staff, amid protests over video footage showing prisoners apparently being abused by guards.

Prisoners are shown being badly beaten, one sexually assaulted with a broom.

In an announcement live on national TV, Mr Saakashvili said police would be deployed in all jails.

Damien McGuinness reports from Tbilisi.

  • 19 Sep 2012
  • From the section Europe
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