Dozens of inmates go on hunger strike in Georgia

Inmates serving life sentences in prisons of Georgia have started a hunger strike to demand amendments to the amnesty law.

The Ministry of Corrections confirms that dozens of prisoners, serving life sentences, went on hunger strike, however, the agency specifies that the number of prisoners is 42, Interpressnews reports.

“The prisoners do not have complaints against us. They demand correction of the flaw in the amnesty law adopted by the Parliament in 2012. By this time, all of them feel good, because the hunger strike was announced a few hours ago. We will supervise their health condition,” announced the Ministry.

According to Interpressnews reports, the prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment, demand correction of the flaw in the amnesty law adopted in 2012, so that they can get a 1/4 reduction of their sentences. There is a meeting process with MPs about this issue.

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