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Georgia prison abuse: Hunger strike by opposition party

23 September 2012 Last updated at 09:03 BST

Members of a Georgian opposition party have gone on hunger strike as a row over the abuse of prisoners continues.

Thousands have taken part in demonstrations, and two ministers have resigned, after Georgian TV broadcast a video of brutality in state jails.

The hunger strikers have vowed to continue until the release of party colleagues, arrested on Friday following scuffles with police.

Richard Forrest reports.