In 2012, Georgian national TV obtained videos of torture and rape in Gldani Prison in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia. The videos were leaked to TV channels by a former Gldani prison guard Vladimir Bedukadze.
After the broadcast, the Georgian Minister of corrections and legal assistance Khatuna Kalmakhelidze fired the Chairman of the Penitentiary Department David Chakua, but a few days later, after leaker Vladimir Bedukadze told TV-9 in an interview that Khatuna Kalmakhelidze was aware of acts of torture and that they had been ordered by the Minister of the Interior Bacho Akhalaia, Khatuna Kalmakhelidze resigned.
Four individual videos were leaked to the media. All four have been compiled in the video below.
The first video shows ten prison guards picking on prisoners one by one, subjecting them to physical abuse and verbal assaults.
The second video shows a prisoner being forced to strip naked and do what he’s told. With his underpants off, he is then verbally insulted and spat upon. Later, he is seen being dictated what to write.
The third video shows an Armenian prisoner being mocked and humiliated. He is presumed to have been raped with broom handles and police batons.
The fourth video shows prisoners in youth detention center being forced to insult “thief in laws” under threat of being raped if they did not comply.
This video is a proof that hearts and minds of men are easily corrupted. Put them in a position of power, and before you know it, they’ll merrily abuse it. But make no mistake – this happened in Georgia, but it’s not much different in other countries either. The only difference is that no tapes of what really happens in Guantanamo have been leaked yet.