The demonstrations erupted in the capital Tbilisi on Tuesday
night after footage of the torture was shown on pro-opposition
television channels. Thousands of people joined the protests on
Wednesday, blocking two main streets and calling for the
resignation of senior ministers.
The government said the video had been staged and recorded
by guards who had been bribed by “politically motivated
The prosecutor’s office said 10 people had been arrested
including the head of the prison in Tbilisi, two deputies and a
number of guards. The prisons minister said she was resigning.